New Leaders: Back Off to Ramp Up Employee Performance

Posted by Gail Daniels on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 @ 07:46 AM

New managers and team leads often revert to carrot and stick thinking when looking for ways to improve performance.  Turns out that this old school approach of offering a combination of rewards and punishments to improve performance isn't all that effective.

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Tags: how to manage people, performance improvement, employee performance, Gail Daniels, performance management tools, new team lead, team lead

Getting Past Complacency and Back to High Performance!

Posted by Mark Bosworth on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 08:13 AM

It's a given that individuals and teams can't be fully dialed up all the time. But what do we do when your high performance team is anything but? This is a real challenge faced by organizations everyday.  The biggest problem is members of the team don't always recognize when they've lost their edge. In a recent conversation with one of our clients, we discussed this situation and explored ways in which he, the President of the company, could refocus efforts.

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Tags: Performance Management, employee performance, performance management tools, Mark Bosworth