Performance Review Hooey

It’s that time again when organizations are abustle with performance grading, self reviews, rank ordering, goal setting, final performance evaluations, and merit pay raises all in the name of managing performance. The amount of activity and anxiety the performance review process produces could make last minute Christmas shopping look like a seasonal stress reliever. So…

Trust

According to a writer who recently contacted me about an article for the Sunday newspaper, workplace food theft is becoming a serious issue. Seriously. Apparently, employees are fed up with disappearing donuts and Twinkie tinkering suggesting that maintaining co-worker trust is no picnic. Of faith and the unfaithful All joking aside, workplace mistrust is a…

Dont Rock My World

When I’m driving with my wife and I take a curve too fast, she grabs the strap above the passenger door and lets out a “whoa.” Funny thing, when she’s driving and takes the same curve at the same speed, I’m the one reaching for the strap and panicking. It seems our experiences are vastly…

The Profitability of Trust

Doubt can be a real show-stopper. When people doubt, they lack confidence, lose motivation, and often stop trying altogether. It shows up when managers give up on employees, employees doubt their managers and stop pushing themselves, and nothing remarkable gets done. Kevin doesn’t have that problem. Kevin (no, not me) is the owner of a…