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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 […]

People Plan Leadership

6 Practices of Leadership

Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that the most critical factor that impacts employee productivity, performance, retention and engagement is the relationship between an employee and his or her direct manager. As the book title clearly states “people leave managers, not jobs” What can you do to transform your interaction and dialogue away from being a “manager” […]

Allergic to deadlines

When I speak with business owners and managers, they all seem to long for this illusive state of “accountability.” Typically they mean a desire to trust that employees are doing the Right Things, and are “kept in the loop” when issues arise or things are not being done. Instead, most report that they have to […]

Quick recognition template

Our recent blog post showed that employees desire more appreciation and recognition, so here is a quick template for you to develop your own semi-formal recognition program. (If you involve your team members in the development process, we will give you bonus points). •List 3 ABC’s (ABC- attitudes, behaviors and contributions) that would improve your […]

What Managers Think Employees Want

In a study by the Labor Relations Institute of NY, managers selected what they thought employees valued most, and then asked employees what they valued: Manager /Employee rank- Job Reward       1/ 5- Good wages 2/ 4- Job security 3/ 8- Promotion and growth 4/ 9- Good working conditions 5/ 6- Interesting work 6/ 7- Personal loyalty to workers 7/10- Tactful discipline 8/ […]

Total Reward #13- Supervisors

Supervisors—you can’t fire yours, but you certainly can leave them… The topic of the supervisor- employee relationship has been researched and written about since “industrial psychology” started as a field. A recent book title summarize the importance of this dynamic in retaining and engaging employees, “People Leave Managers, Not Organizations.” How many times did you […]