performance management

You Get What You Tolerate

Tolerance. It’s something you do without thinking. You put up with or ignore things. You’re busy, have multiple priorities, maybe avoiding something, perhaps tired of asking. The problem is, when you tolerate something, you’re stamping it with a seal of approval. Do you ever ask an employee to do something and it doesn’t get done?… Read More »You Get What You Tolerate

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Feedback is a Gift

Feedback is a gift? Chocolate, diamonds, flowers, those are gifts!  Feedback is just words.Actually, feedback is one of the most important (and inexpensive) gifts that you can give your employees so that they know you appreciate them and care about their success.  Feedback provides tons of mini-moments of recognition, coaching, advice, training and affirmation. Have… Read More »Feedback is a Gift

The Impact of Micromanagement

Oh the micromanager; hovering, peering over shoulders, making sure there are no mistakes made, and checking, checking, checking everything.  Complete Control! Oversight is important, but that’s different from micromanagement.  Micromanaging is not just oversight, it’s overkill.  It’s checking on everything when you have perfectly competent people doing a job, it’s taking control of every aspect… Read More »The Impact of Micromanagement