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Grading Employees Fails the Grade

May 3rd, 2015 · 6 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership, Employee compensation, Improving Your Business Leadership

The traditional method of employee “performance reviews” has not only lost its effectiveness (if it ever was), it has become counterproductive. I don’t know about you, but for me it made no difference whether I was the “reviewer” or the “reviewee,” the ritual of the annual job “performance review” always struck me as akin to evaluating […]

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Governing is not a Good Profession for Heroes

April 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

Being a hero calls for big and bold, while governing demands down and dirty. On August 2, 2007, then-candidate Barak Obama first offered a pledge that he would often repeat during the presidential campaign. He promised, “As President, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions. Our Constitution and […]

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Be Surprised if You Win the Lottery—But Not by Your Success

April 19th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Business Management, Effective Leadership, Improving Your Business Leadership

If your success comes as a surprise to you, it means you were lucky, not good. Success is the anticipated reward for hard work and commitment to achieving an objective, but many are convinced – or at least want to be – that success is the result of chance rather than choice. Those who fail […]

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