How to Give Feedback and Have Difficult Conversations

Giving feedback to employees is critical to their success and, quite frankly, your business’ success. Especially now that Millennials have made it clear that coaching, feedback, and personal growth are an integral part of their desired employment experience, companies must get better at giving feedback–positive as well as negative. This is one of the top… Read More

The Lowest-Cost Employee Engagement Program

Employee recognition lets workers know that their contributions are appreciated and valued, and they are because after all, great employees could be working for someone else. Think about the last time you praised an employee. Can you remember? Lack of recognition remains one of the top reasons employees quit. Praising and thanking employees for a… Read More

Five Steps to Delivering a Micro-Review

I’m a believer in formal annual reviews. They’re a crucial tool in a manager’s leadership and organizational development toolbox. Companies that toss them out in the name of “the new generation” are losing a major opportunity to shape team members’ professional trajectory. Day-to-day, an employee may not meet your expectations on particular job tasks and will… Read More