Maybe YOU are the Jerk

In my conversations with managers and executive leaders I have found that most of the questions revolve around what ‘other’ people are doing around them.  For example: “BJ, tell me what is going on with my sales manager. She just doesn’t get it does she?” It is rare to hear the leader who asks me ...
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Change Your Culture to Outperform Competitors

This nifty infographic makes the case for enabling your organization’s leaders to act as agents of cultural change.  Why is this important?  Research shows that: adaptive cultures outperform competitors by as much as 200% 70% of all major organizational change efforts fail. So, how do enlightened leaders make achieving effective, sustainable culture change job one?  One of the ...
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Prune the Performance Appraisal, Perpetuate the Performance

Is there anyone in today’s workforce that has experienced a traditional-style performance review and walked away satisfied with the exchange? A couple of recent posts describe the problem well and offer excellent alternatives:  Appraising the Performance of Performance Appraisals and Replacing the Performance Appraisal by the VeraSage Institute’s Ron Baker. Several of Ron’s points really ...
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