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June 23, 2022

Talking About Performance - My Expert Interview With Anna Wildman

Performance conversations are often awkward and sometimes demoralizing. Here's how you can change things for the better using the CEDAR Model

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May 24, 2022

Observation, Judgment and Feedback – #MTtalk Roundup

"I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship." Brené Brown Observation. Judgment. Feedback. Three separate words with three separate meanings. Yet the more I contemplate these words, the […]

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December 6, 2018

Putting the "Human" Back Into Human Resources

In recent years, artificial intelligence and robotics have been hailed as efficiency boosters in all kinds of situations. But, while there's no doubting the helpfulness of new technology, where does it leave the human? Should we become more robotic ourselves, or is it better for us to focus on areas that are out of reach […]

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July 19, 2018

How to Work Better by Doing Less

Have you ever noticed how differently people work when doing the same task? For example, two colleagues can be both putting together similar presentations. One finishes the project in a day, the other takes three weeks. The quality of the work is the same, but one is able to work better.  Morten Hansen has personal […]

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March 22, 2018

Why Does Performance Management Get a Bad Rap?

Performance management. Two words that can send shivers down the spines of employees, and generate headaches in even the most conscientious of managers! So, why does something that's designed to help individuals and teams to support and enhance their organization's goals get such a bad rap? Executive coach Sarah Harvey, founder of Savvy Conversations, believes […]

December 13, 2016

#MTtalk: Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations

All of us face tough conversations at work at some point. While many tough conversations are about work performance, many aren't. Conversations where you address personal or sensitive issues such as personal hygiene are tough. Telling employees about the company downsizing and the possibility of them losing their jobs is tough. Delivering bad news to […]

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December 6, 2016

Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations

Please Join Us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Dec 9, 2016 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Being Brave: Having Tough Conversations Host: @Mind_Tools About This Week's Chat About Having Tough Conversations "When we avoid difficult conversations, we trade short term discomfort for long term dysfunction." - Peter Bromberg John is the senior operations manager […]

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August 9, 2016

Why Good Employees Go Bad – #MTtalk Roundup

Mike is as close to the perfect employee as you could possibly get. He's always at work 15 minutes before his shift started. He's productive, helpful toward colleagues and clients, uses his initiative, and often comes up with creative solutions to problems on the shop floor. Doing odd jobs that aren't part of his job description is never […]

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April 25, 2016

How to Give Feedback

Imagine being forever immune to heart attacks and strokes because you take a daily dose of medication. Great! But there's a little hitch. The medication can be very sour and it takes 10 minutes to prepare. Would you take the medication or just hope that your heart is strong enough without it? This question is […]

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