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Find the Coaching in Criticism

Feedback is crucial. That’s obvious: It improves performance, develops talent, aligns expectations, solves problems, guides promotion and pay, and boosts the bottom line.<p>But it’s equally obvious that in many organizations, feedback doesn’t work. A glance at the stats tells the story: Only 36% of …

The Bias Undermining Your People Analytics

People analytics – the fast-growing practice which companies use to analyze large amounts of data to quantify employee performance – has the potential to revolutionize the workplace and vastly improve how all of us are rewarded for our efforts. But used the wrong way, people analytics can be just …

The Seven Imperatives to Keeping Meetings on Track

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on. As a manager, it’s your job to make sure people don’t go off on tangents or give endless speeches. But how can you keep people focused without being a taskmaster or squashing creativity?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>The good news is …

What Change Agents Value at Work

When it comes to change management, half the battle is making sure you have the right leaders in place. And that means looking carefully at their competencies, behavioral styles, and values.<p>To help with that challenge, my colleagues and I have created a change-agent profile. In our work assessing …

Why a startup just published all of its employees’ salaries for the world to see

San Francisco-based social media startup Buffer just did something unprecedented: It published the salaries of every one of its employees online, available for the public to see. “We hope this might help other companies think about how to decide salaries, and will open us up to feedback from the …

Salaries & Wages

The complete guide to setting goals

Welcome to the season of setting goals—a two-month period when businesses, families, and individuals explore aspirations for the year ahead.<p>Stephen Covey’s perennial classic, <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> offers the following wisdom on goals: Be proactive and begin with the end in mind. You’re …

Leadership