RIP Performance Reviews

By Dr. Ranjit Nair

The eradication of performance reviews is the best thing the modern work world has seen in recent times. RIP! This drumbeat has been building for some time, and now several major U.S. companies, including General Electric, Accenture, The Gap, Deloitte, and Adobe Systems, have bid their adieus to a practice that has done very little to advance company performance, people-centered cultures, and employee engagement.   

New Mistakes Are Always Welcome

By Lisa Aldisert

Too many people are afraid of making mistakes. They take the safe road and try to stay under the radar. “Good is good enough,” because if they stretch they may make mistakes.

Simply put, they play it safe.

This is a recipe for failure in any innovative, growth-oriented organization. If your employees are timid about expanding into unknown territory, they may stymie your ability to achieve your goals.

The Pursuit of Authenticity

Three Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader
By Ron Price

Several weekends ago I stopped for coffee on my way to a leadership retreat, and the barista asked me if I was presenting that morning. I said yes and asked her how she knew. She said that her mother was a sponsor of one of our programs and had talked about me, so she was able to put two and two together. I considered what she might have thought if I had been grumpy or hadn’t been congruent with what I teach others. 

The Secret to Creating Star Employees

How Identifying and Applying Motivators Keeps Employees Engaged

By Mindy Bortness

I once worked with a client who had been promoted to assistant manager for a national pet store chain. He had performed well in every other job he had held with the company, but when it came to the routine of his new role, he found himself disenchanted and disengaged. His manager couldn’t figure out why he was suddenly an average employee instead of the star employee the team had come to expect.  

TCL Video Series: Employee Development & Coaching with Ryan Lisk

As a leader, your job is to help others recognize their natural talents and develop those into strengths, while acknowledging and neutralizing their weaknesses. In this short video, TCL faculty member Ryan Lisk talks about where a person is today and where they want to be in the future.

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