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generations x, y, and z
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Can Generation X, Y, and Z fill the gaps?

Generation X, Y, and Z - How do they differ from their predecessors? As the baby boomers – the largest generation in history – retire and leave the workplace, it will be up to Generation X, Y, and Z to fill the senior positions. But how different will their working attitudes and cultures be from...
Business Goals
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Don’t set performance goals alone

Which of these common techniques is most effective for setting annual employee goals? 1. Manager asks employee to write his/her own goals and rubber stamps them. 2. Manager writes the goals and hands them to the employee. 3. Employee writes a draft list of goals and reviews them with the manager. Manager decides which ones...
achieving potential
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The Free Rider Problem

Thought leader Dave Bayless has a fascinating post on what he calls the Free Rider Problem. He posts that in a small company, everyone's contribution is visible and makes a big difference, but as a company grows, an increasing number of slackers sneak in, eventually driving out the high performers and leading to the death of the...
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How Do You Know?

In response to my post on Delusional People Nikole asked: "I now have employees, who are representatives of my name, working for me. And how do I know they are going to do the best job possible?" Her question about "how do I know" is a great one! Here at PFL we have been talking...
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Delusions

I've recently had to deal with some delusional employees. In all three cases, they thought that they were top performers, worth double or more their current compensation. This, even though two of the three had been here for less than a year, and had average performance at best. But they had told themselves stories. In...
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Do you have a People Strategy?

I'm a big believer in "first who, then what." (From the wonderful book Good to Great) This means that having great people in place is more important than having a super-duper strategy. Why? If you have a great strategy but you don't have the people who can execute on that strategy, you're out of luck....