Don’t set performance goals alone

03 Oct 2014
Before getting to employee goals, explain to them the company's strategic direction and your mandate, then ask employees to write an initial list of their goals, writes Dan McCarthy. An honest discussion with open-ended coaching questions can then be used to finalize employee targets.

The Free Rider Problem

14 Jul 2007
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,...
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How Do You Know?

22 Feb 2007
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...
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Delusions

17 Feb 2007
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...
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