By the time we hit a certain age in our life and a certain stage in our career, many of us begin to ask that age-old question: “Is this all there is?” If you’re seeking to find more meaning in your life and thinking that the next – or what may be the last – act in your career will be more fulfilling than your previous roles, this episode is for you.
What is the difference between a lower-performing and higher-performing employee? It often lies in their manager’s expectations of their performance, which is not the same as the expectations for the role, and certainly has almost nothing to do with the mostly counter-productive exercise of goal-setting. How to inspire your staff to greatness, coming right up.
In my last podcast, I looked at how delegation could be enacted in an Appreciative frame, making it more likely that the delegatee could be more effective in their task completion. But what if a manager finds their workers are always falling short of expectations? Maybe it’s time to give up – not on managing, but on control.
You’ve worked so hard on a project, a report, or a presentation. In return, you hear eight little words guaranteed to take the wind out of your sails: “That’s not exactly what I had in mind.” Let’s take a look at how to close the expectation gap for both managers and employees.
Welcome to a new year with its opportunities for fresh beginnings. Many people have taken the time over the holiday season to reflect on how to bring more balance to their lives. If you’re among those who sometimes struggle with juggling multiple demands in your life, consider this episode of Reengagement 180 as your “Happy 2017!” gift.
“Always fire an indispensable person,” goes the old wisdom. Otherwise you become overly dependent on them. But in today’s “Scalable Capability” organization, there are few who aren’t uniquely indispensable. How to deal with this contemporary organizational paradox? We answer that not-so-ancient riddle in this week’s podcast, coming right up.
If you’re like most of my clients – and most people – your résumé is a comprehensive list of the jobs you’ve had, the responsibilities you’ve undertaken, and the projects or assignments you’ve completed. That’s all great—and mostly useless for landing a new job. Stay with me and I’ll share with you the one and only question your résumé MUST answer.
In our last two podcasts, I pointed out a number of systemic problems associated with traditional, check-off-the-goals, performance reviews. What if I were to show you an alternative that not only is a pleasure to participate in, but also serves to align individual motivation with organizational aspirations. If that sounds too good to be true, stay tuned!
Of course a leader expects his or her people to win—to perform at their best, to accomplish their goals. But subtle differences in how that leader demonstrates their belief in that expectation often makes the difference between a winning performance and falling a little short. This week's podcast takes an object lesson from the American League Division Series.
“What do you need?” “Everything!” “When do you need it?” “Yesterday!” If this is the story of your work life, today’s podcast is for you. Learn how to turn oppressive delegation into an empowering request and promise conversation. It will be worth your while to stay tuned—I promise!