No Expectation Leadership

Tim Sackett Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Tim Sackett

I’ve been known to have been a leader who has really high expectations.  I’m not easily impressed or satisfied.  I’m not saying I’m right… well, I’m usually right, but it’s who I am. This might sound like I would be hard to work for. I also don’t believe that is true. As you can see, my self-insight scores must be …

WEBINAR: The Difference Between Performance and Potential: A 9-Box Primer for Smart HR Pros

Kris Dunn HR, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Performance, Webinar, Workforce Management Articles

If you’re like everyone else in the free world, March brings a little bit of a grind.  The hope and promise of the new year has settled into a familiar routine, and you need something fresh to keep you interested at work as a high-end HR pro, right? Of course you do – that’s why Fistful of Talent is back …

The 5 Ps of Delivery

Holland Dombeck McCue Always Be Closing, Holland Dombeck, HR (& Life!) Advice, Succession Planning

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’m just getting around to writing my post for today. I originally carved out time in my week to draft it the evening before—my normal approach—but around 8pm last night as I was saddling up to my desk, I was struck down with Bridesmaids level food poisoning.  Have you ever had food poisoning? I’ve …

Using the Sunk Costs Concept to Manage Performance

RJ Morris Business Development, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, HR, Retention, RJ Morris, Talent Strategy

Want a little insight into the educational background of your FOT contributor today? I started off as a business major at a state school, took Accounting 101, flunked it, and became an English major. I have a Masters in Irish Literature and work in Human Resources, and today we are going to talk about economics and Sunk Costs.  Seriously. Sunk …

Good to Great: Thinking About Employee Development Plans for Your Team…

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Learning and Development, Performance, T+D

You expect me to give it to you straight, right?  Of course you do. The biggest lie that HR ever told the world is that it’s important to treat people equally.  That’s important to the people who manage risk, but not to the people who are responsible for organizational results and performance. You know the reality.  20% of your employees …

Being Smart Isn’t a Job Description

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance

It’s the Friday before a holiday and you don’t really want to read another tome on employee engagement, do you? You want something light, fluffy, yet tasty and worth the effort. Let’s see if I can serve that up for you. Wicked Smaht We love smart people. We love to listen to them. We love to sit with them and …

“Fit” To Be Tied

John Whitaker John Whitaker

“Fit” is a term that’s giving me (for lack of a better term) fits. Anyone involved with the hiring cycle, whether it be staffing, the hiring manager, or even the candidate, has certainly heard the term “job fit.” Hell, I use it all the time. And it’s bugging me. It hit me today, reading through the August issue of Rolling Stone. Hidden among …

No One Cares If You Over-deliver—Only If You Fail To Deliver

Steve Boese Communication, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Performance, Steve Boese

There are dozens—perhaps even hundreds—of tired, clichéd, and hack “inspirational” business, leadership, and management quotes that need to be retired and probably eliminated from our collective consciousness. I even offered a starting list of such quotes on my blog a few weeks ago. But in my haste to publish that piece, I failed to included a quote (really more of …

#FeedbackIs4Suckers

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Performance, William Tincup

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive criticism. By my standards, it wasn’t even harsh criticism. It just didn’t meet my expectations. See, what I really wanted when I asked for “feedback” was glowing affirmation. I wanted this person …