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What Most Organizations Get Wrong About Performance Improvement

A teammate is underperforming. Firing seems premature, but at the same time, this problem just can’t wait. Enter: The PIP (performance-improvement plan). A by-the-book, formalized roadmap designed to help struggling employees shore up weaknesses, hit benchmarks, and evolve into A-tier teammates. Well…that’s what PIPs started as. This practice likely.

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Why Refer a friend doesn’t work, and what to do instead

“If you enjoyed your experience, refer a friend and we’ll give you half off your next order.” It’s a common offer. In this case it came from the car wash. I’ve gotten similar offers from my dentist, a home contractor, the make up store, a video conferencing service and.

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Why Your Partner is Still Unenlightened

“I want to do it, but he won’t go along.” Stan had just been through an innovative marketing seminar. As a partner in a mid-size consulting firm, he was looking for ways to take the business to the next level.  The seminar opened up a whole new world for.

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Bring Your Whole Self to Work

Can you be yourself at work?  Your real self? If you’re like many people, you probably keep parts of yourself private, away from your colleagues, especially your boss. In the past, people were actively encouraged to split their personal lives and their professional lives, especially in corporate jobs.  When.

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Four Ways to Improve Your Resilience Muscles

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.” It was inspirational when Winston Churchill said it.  But for most of us, mustering the courage to go on in the face of failure is not easy. My ancestors braved war and famine, but.

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