Multiplier Effects: When Managers Ignite Individual Performance

In an environment dominated by the inverse equation of shrinking resources and increasing demands, the chance for sustained organizational success accelerates when there is a performance multiplier effect. Managers can create these by delivering concrete resources to their teams that help individuals elevate their capacity for independent performance improvement. The question is, what kind of […]

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“A Couples Therapist for Managers and Employees”

This book is kind of like a couples therapist for managers and employees. Through chapters such as “Seeing Your Job-Within-a-Job” and “A Guide to Team Navigation” author Jesse Sostrin gives advice to help avoid frustration and friction between employees and managers. The book will help employees step up to the individual contributions expected of them […]

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Why Your Job Description Is a Lie

“What if I told you that your entire working life was based on a myth? Let me explain…Remember back to your first few days in a new job. Whether you were an experienced professional or new to the workforce, you quickly discovered that the “job description” that explained your role was quite different from the […]

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Five Tips for Creating a Strong HR Foundation

Most small businesses and nonprofit organizations start with a strong vision. The founder or owner then blazes the startup trail by taking bold steps to convince the world of its potential value. Whether your business exists to respond to a social need, or to deliver a product or service that solves problems for the market, […]

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Get More Competitive Advantage from Your HR

People are your organization’s greatest asset. This phrase is spoken so often that it is almost a cliché and very few leaders would disagree with it. But if everyone knows that people – your organization’s combined human capital – are potentially its greatest asset, then is it really a competitive advantage? In order to truly […]

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Influencing Change vs. Managing Change: Three Strategies to Get Off the Change Treadmill

Most leaders identify the skill of “change management” as a key competency for their managers and employees. More than just nice to have, it is almost considered a survival skill in today’s rapidly changing world of work. Rather than “reacting to change,” which only the slow, flat-footed dinosaurs would do, we assume that managing change […]

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