Signs you need to delegate

Four Signs You are a Candidate for Delegation

We have all been there, whether you are a “control freak” or “perfectionist” who struggles with the handoff, or a great delegator who regularly gives away routine work. You start doing something and you just know that someone else could do it.. perhaps should do it.. perhaps does it better. Yet, you rationalize that you will […]

4 Things High Performers Want From Managers

Zenger Folkman report that employees who are the most satisfied and committed work for leaders who do 4 crucial “behaviors that focus on achieving challenging goals” Inspire them to high levels of effort Energize them to achieve exceptional results Create an atmosphere of continual improvement Skillful at getting them to stretch for goals that go […]

Employee’s want feedback – really!

“Doing performance coaching right means 42% higher productivity.” (Bersin report: High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century Workforce) The jury is not still out, the key to the care and feeding of great employees is coaching them clearly, positively and often. In fact, based on a recent survey, the Zenger Folkman group (authors […]

Employees “get” their purpose with cascading goals

The Balanced Scorecard Institute calls it “cascading goals.” I love this term, because you can visualize how the organization has a strategy and a big goal for the year, and important bits cascade down to departments (sales, customer service, production, even accounting). Then the department manager lets each employee know how they contribute to this […]