Give Thanks

10 Simple and Easy Ways to Give Thanks for Your Employees

In the spirit of today’s Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, I thought I’d share ten simple and easy ways to tell your employees “thank you.” Telling an employee “thank you” is one of the simplest and most powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace. Whenever I conduct trust…

Malpractice

Ten Signs You’re Committing Leadership Malpractice

mal·prac·tice (māl-prāk’tĭs), noun any improper, negligent practice; misconduct or misuse immoral, illegal, or unethical professional conduct or neglect of professional duty the behavior of most bad bosses in today’s workplaces What if leaders could be sued for malpractice? Malpractice, as a legal course of action, is usually applied to professionals in the healthcare, legal, accounting, or…

The More You Give, The More You Get (A new strategy for performance management in 2013)

It’s that time of year when we get together, give gifts, and rekindle relationships with people we haven’t seen since last year.  No, no—not the holidays—I’m talking about the ongoing performance review season. For the past several weeks (and several weeks ahead for procrastinators) managers around the world have been meeting with their direct reports…

Employees Not Accountable at Work? They probably have a good reason—3 ways to find out

Accountability, accountability, accountability.  It’s an issue that comes up time and again as leaders and HR professionals think about the one underlying challenge in their organizations that holds performance back.  It’s a silent killer that operates below the surface in organizations and it’s tough to address. A best-selling business book (and one that I had…