Are You Living What You Expect In An Interview?

What questions did you ask the last candidate you tried to hire? What expectations did you have about what they would bring to the table and the types of leadership and results you expected to see? What were the things that made you want to choose the person you actually hired? Now ask yourself, are… Continue reading Are You Living What You Expect In An Interview?

Using Urgent for Urgent’s Sake

One particular summer Friday a few years ago, I was fortunate enough to be working from a remote location at a beach town.  I wasn’t supposed to be working that day, but an “urgent” (in quotes because it was someone else’s definition of urgent) project meeting came up that was four hours long that I “had”… Continue reading Using Urgent for Urgent’s Sake

Failure Awards

Very similar to Beg Forgiveness Cards— How about creating an awards program in your group specifically to highlight failure. Celebrating success is great, but celebrating failure could just lead to better success. What else do you need to celebrate in your group to help entice more of that behavior?  

Beg Forgiveness Cards

Getting your team to believe that failure is an option or that taking prudent risks are OK is sometimes hard.  Most people in a work environment are trained to believe that things need to work out correctly all the time. If you’re trying to get your team to live into the phrase “beg forgiveness rather… Continue reading Beg Forgiveness Cards

Realizing vs. Recognizing The People You Work With

People Looking Choosing at Colleagues Photo

Do you take the time to realize who you’re working or interacting with? In the business and Corporate culture there is lots of talk about taking the time to recognize and reward the people you work with and/or your employees. However, there’s hardly any talk about taking the time to realize who you’re working with.… Continue reading Realizing vs. Recognizing The People You Work With

Improving the Annual Performance Review with Linkedin

As part of many companies’ annual performance review process, employees are asked to submit the names of people they have worked with so their bosses can ask for feedback. Cross-pollinating that with the Linkedin recommendation section may be an interesting way to add value or participation to the overall experience. How would using a recommendation-like… Continue reading Improving the Annual Performance Review with Linkedin