High-Performance Workforce

To Build a Better Business, Hire Ramen Eaters

To build a corporate culture that’s as energized and agile as a startup, hire ramen eaters. “I meet these ramen eaters everyday,” says Amy Neale, VP, senior business leader with Mastercard. “These people are tough, ready to hustle and eager…

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…

How to Tell Who Is A Real High Performer

We usually know high performers when we see them, because their stars shine bright in the workplace. But how can you tell the difference between a high performer and a high potential performer? The latter have the talent, education, and training to…

6 Reasons Not to Use SMART Goals For Everything

You’re probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. SMART is commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Organizations use these goals with two primary aims in mind. When addressing each aspect of the initials in SMART goals,…

3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams

Whether you’re scaling a large organization or building a new company, hiring and retaining top talent and building a high performing team is absolutely key. In fact, there is no bigger factor in driving a company’s long-term growth and success….

Why Employee Rankings Aren’t Evil

Each year’s Harvard Medical School graduating class includes one doctor who is ranked at the bottom of the class. To be clear, this individual was the absolute worst performer in their four years at this highly esteemed institution. Every other…

Are You Filling Jobs Or Consciously Hiring?

Many companies — from multinational mega-corporations to neighborhood markets — are still using outdated hiring techniques. Clinging to the ways of the past when constructing a workforce leads to high turnover, stagnant engagement from staff, and quarterly reports in the…