Category: Performance Management

Collaboration in the Digital Age: Harnessing Technology for Greater Efficiency

In today’s fast-paced digital age, collaboration has become more important than ever. As businesses strive to stay competitive and innovative, the ability to work together effectively is crucial. However, collaboration can pose significant challenges, particularly when teams are spread across different locations or time zones. Fortunately, technology has revolutionized the way we collaborate, offering a […]

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager

The 90-Day Success Blueprint: A Guide to Thriving as a New Engineering Manager Are you starting a new job as an engineering manager? Exciting times lie ahead, but the challenge can be daunting. Leading a team of engineers, building relationships with colleagues, navigating a new environment and delivering results can be overwhelming. But, with the […]

Foundational Skills to Leverage in the New Year

Foundational Skills to Leverage in the New Year Originally published on Inside Indiana Business, January 20, 2022. Being proficient at completing the technical aspects of your position can only take you so far. To stand out from others, strong foundational skills are required. Individuals who are self-aware and adept at communication and relationship building, position […]

How to Recover from Mistakes

We all make mistakes. Whether we want to say it or not, it’s true. We overestimate time or our capabilities. We misread situations or misinterpret others. It just happens. Sometimes, it is because we lack understanding, and other times, it is due to flawed judgment. I personally believe that making mistakes gives us some of […]

Unlearning: A Critical Element of Organizational Change

Originally posted by Inside Indiana Business on February 23, 2021. Organizations typically focus on learning and fail to address unlearning as an organizational development strategy. Whether we realize it or not, we gravitate toward what is familiar and less challenging. But without taking the time to step back and reflect upon the ways in which […]

How to Turn the Pandemic into Opportunity for Meaningful Progress

Originally posted by Inside Indiana Business on October 29, 2020. As organizations adapt to change brought about by the pandemic, many contemplate how long it will take for our world to return to normal. Normal will be what we make of it. Our former ways of living and working have evolved in many ways to […]

5 Critical Aspects of Performance Management for New Managers

Proactive Performance Management When I started in management, I was focused on ensuring my team understood goals and expectations. Equally important, was knowing that each team member had access to the training they needed to do their jobs well. By the time I left that organization five years later, I was addicted to proactive performance […]

4 Costly Strategic Planning Mistakes: How Many Are You Making?

Effective Planning Can Result in Progress Many talented executives fail to fully appreciate strategic planning. The problem is they’ve not witnessed the progress that effective planning can help materialize. The unseen reason for their lack of optimism is minimal experience creating and implementing strategic plans.  When strategic plans are created time is usually tight, with […]

The Critical Need for Sound Leadership

Not All Leaders Are Prepared to Lead If you’ve recently found yourself frustrated and confused by leadership, you’re not alone. Being able to take charge during periods of rapid change and deal effectively with ambiguity are key competencies needed in today’s leaders. We need individuals who are decisive, trustworthy, and capable of creating solutions today […]

Use Innovative Learning to Prepare Your Organization for Change

Maintenance Learning is for Organizations Who Want to Maintain the Status Quo It is not uncommon for organizations to connect learning and development activities to performance evaluations. This practice fails to account for the performance required to successfully navigate change. The practice of maintenance learning addresses growth and learning related to performance gaps and anticipated […]