You Might Need to Wake Up From Your Dream

Ben Martinez Career Advice, Change Management, COVID-19, Leadership, Talent Strategy

Times are strange.  The other day, the CHRO of a former F500 employer reached out to get the password for an 9 year-old Twitter account. Somehow, I remembered my password and got them what they needed. No thank you from them. I guess they had a dream they should have done something with that Twitter account and got what they …

Importance of Goal Setting, in Crisis

Ed Baldwin Driving Productivity, Ed Baldwin, Leadership, Managing People, Performance

Have you been able to make progress against your goals over the past couple months, or has everything been pushed aside due to the corona virus crisis? If you’re like me, all goals unrelated to this pandemic and “keeping the lights on” haven’t just been pushed to the back burner – they aren’t even in the kitchen! Who cares right? …

Could Your Onboarding of New Hires Be More Like Steve Ballmer?

Kris Dunn Communication, Culture, Uncategorized

Onboarding of new hires is a tricky thing. Your company is running fast, and if you do anything to announce someone’s arrival at your company, you’re likely to do one (if you’re above average) or more (if you’re really purposeful about it) of the following things to make new hires feel welcome: 1–You send out an email announcing the new …

So You Want Innovation From the Peeps? The Way You Set Goals Will Have to Change.

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Learning and Development, Performance

Senior level course on performance and goal setting today, people. It’s not often that I hear people tell me they wish they could get more innovation from their direct reports.  It happens from time to time, but let’s face it – the world is moving pretty fast and for the most part, we’re all just trying to keep up.  Innovation …

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 …

If Goals Don’t Change, You Must Be Working For ACME

Kris Dunn Audacious Ideas, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Organizational Development

Somewhere there’s a marketing manager for a Taxi association.  She’s got direct reports and is just hearing about this thing called Uber.  She already set some lame goals for her team.  Remember that. You? You’re in charge just like her. You’ve got direct reports and all that makes you responsible for. Sweet. It’s April, so now is the time to talk …

The Performance Enhancing Podcast E1: Goal Setting [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Driving Productivity, Hiring Managers, HR, Organizational Development, Performance, Podcast

FOT Note – Welcome to “The Performance Enhancing Podcast,” a new monthly podcast series we’re kicking off in conjunction with the good folks at Halogen Software. All we talk about on this podcast are topics related to performance management in your company. Nothing else! Today on the first edition of the Performance Enhancing Podcast, host Kris Dunn talks with Ashley White, Director of HR at APQC (American …

Why the Tony Robbins “You Can Be Great” Employee Goal-Setting Approach is BS

Kris Dunn Coaching, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Engagement and Satisfaction, FOT Reads, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Kris Dunn, Labor, Leadership, Performance, T+D, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workforce Management Articles

FOT Note: This Rant is brought to you by the good folks at Halogen Software, who like us enough to be an annual sponsor at FOT for all content in our performance management track (and don’t expect that we run any of this by them ahead of time). They’re also up for having fun to the extent that they’re sponsoring a …