Performance & Personality

4 Ways to Manage People You Don’t Like

Sooner or later, you’re going to be put in charge of a project, team, or department where you’ll discover that you’re working with someone who “rubs you the wrong way.” Sometimes you know why. Often you don’t. When explaining that…

3 Damaging Myths About Top Performers

Those of us in HR and management spend a lot of time discussing employees — particularly those employees who appear to be struggling. We look for ways to support and encourage them, to boost their performance, and to incentivize them…

Are You Bike-Shedding Your Feedback?

Bike-shedding refers to the act of spending lots of time on unimportant details while leaving crucial matters unattended. The term traces back to 1955 article in The Economist by C. Northcote Parkinson, a British naval historian and author. “Parkinson’s Law…

Happy Employees Are Good For Business

It’s highly beneficial for companies to create a happy, healthy work environment for their employees because, let’s face it, losing employees can be costly.  Turnover is a huge loss of time in a variety of respects. Wasted/lost time having trained…