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Performance Reviews Aren’t Dead

We’ve heard it all before: “Performance Evaluations are dead.” There are a lot of valid reasons; they take too long, they don’t actually change performance, and so on. But there are a lot of organizations who are digging in their heels and sticking with it - and they're getting good results. Here’s why performance reviews are valuable: 

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How a Commitment to Lifelong Learning Impacts Performance

  • If you log onto Facebook around the country in the coming days, you’ll see picture after picture of elementary to high school students heading off for their first day of school. It’s a fun and exciting time as they prepare to embrace another year of growth and learning ahead. But as a business professional, why aren’t we encouraging ourselves and our employees to do the same? Especially since creating a culture of lifelong learning can have a measurable impact on employee retention and business growth.

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Leadership in a VUCA World

“If we want things to stay as they are, everything will have to change.”

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5 Tips to Help Motivate Your Leadership Team

You have a leadership team with tremendous potential, but maybe you’ve noticed they may have gone a bit stagnant in growing and developing as leaders. You might be thinking you need to find some new and creative ways to motivate and inspire them, so they can then encourage their teams to work in ways that have a measurable impact the business.

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If HR Is the Magic Pill, Why Aren't More Businesses Swallowing It?

The role of HR in business has never gotten as much attention as it does today. Oh sure, business researchers and consultants have been touting the importance of management since the beginning of the modern industrial age.Peter Drucker first told us that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. George Odiorne taught us to “manage by objectives” and Jim Collins wanted to make sure we had “the right people on the bus”. But lately, academic institutions like Harvard, and business think tanks like Deloitte are providing mountains of data proving that specific HR practices can make a big difference in revenue and profitability for a company.

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HR and Finance are Finally Working Together (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

If you talk to your HR department and ask them what the key component of business success is, they’ll likely respond with “the people.” Head on over to the finance team, and they might also agree that people are important, but ultimately, “the bottom line” matters most because that’s what keeps the lights on and the paychecks processing. But what if we could take these two mindsets and partner them up for future business success and growth? Many leading companies of today are doing just that, and they’re reaping significant benefits, too.

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