Rewards and recognition programs need some real help

Rewards and recognition

Dirty little secret: most people make money by making other people more money. Continue Reading


Performance feedback really isn’t as hard as we think

Performance feedback

It’s really amazing how bad most managers are at feedback. Continue Reading


Does employee feedback have to be such a train wreck? (No.)

Employee feedback

We all know the buzzwords here. Can we slice through them? Continue Reading


Effective feedback: Avoid ‘The Shit Wave’

Effective feedback

“Why wasn’t this done exactly to my specs? Gahhhhhh!” (pause) “Well, even though you’re my manager, I haven’t spoken to you in six weeks.” Continue Reading

How to give feedback: Lessons from John Wooden

How to give feedback

How to give feedback is a pretty big business topic that we don’t often seem to discuss. Hell, so is feedback in general. I’m a pretty big fan of the whole idea of ‘feedback’ and ‘giving feedback’ and feel like… Continue Reading


How bosses can communicate with employees

The Boss Communication Quadrant

Let’s look at four options stemming from two central concepts: how much you care and how much you’re willing to challenge your people. Continue Reading


The lack of feedback at most offices is stunning

I got this from here, which is in turn from here. (HubSpot is the first one; OfficeVibe is the second one.) The whole infographic is featured below, but take a look at the one above. Basically all your employees (98… Continue Reading

For the love of Christ, give feedback regularly at work

No one gives feedback at work

From here: The question, then, is how do you provide feedback in a constructive way. It takes practice, Robin says, but one key is making sure that feedback isn’t given just once in a while, but instead is part of… Continue Reading