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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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