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Why Performance Improvement Plans Don’t Improve Performance

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Performance improvement plans (PIPs) have been around for a long time – as long as I can remember. PIPs are action plans given to an employee to provide an opportunity

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Developing EQ with Everything DiSC Training

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Imagine this scenario: You have a team member who is bright, motivated, punctual, a wiz at the technical aspects of the job, wants to take on more responsibility, and advance.

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Can You Identify the Least Trusted Person in Your Organization? We Can.

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About 170,000,000 results. That is how many pages on Google we found when searching the term KPIs. While managers are always looking for ways to evaluate the success of an

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Teams Achieve Greater Results Than Individuals, Except When They Don’t

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When do teams get better results than individuals? Conventional wisdom tells us that teams outperform individuals. This is generally true, but only when the conditions are right. I recently facilitated

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Facilitating Change with Everything DiSC

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Earlier in my career I worked for a company that, like many other companies, would reorganize periodically. These reorganizations often impacted reporting relationships, roles, and territories. Each time a reorganization

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Message From Julie: I Told You Once…

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If you are like me, one of your frustrations as a leader may be having to tell your team the same thing multiple times. But have you ever stopped to

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The Annual Performance Review is Dead (or at Least it Should Be)

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Let’s face it, annual performance reviews do little to develop your team or retain your team members. But ongoing performance feedback is critical to doing both. If the annual performance

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Helping Managers Develop Empathy with Everything DiSC

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It’s no secret that people are stressed – and stress negatively impacts performance. More and more companies are realizing that helping people effectively deal with stress and improve mental health

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Message From Julie: The Power of Subtraction

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I was talking recently with the executive director of a not-for-profit I work with. In 2013 the Board made the painful, but well thought out decision to close what had

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Message from Julie: Escaping Your Not So Comfortable Comfort Zone

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We all have our comfort zones – those habitual ways of responding to a situation, interacting with others, participating in conversations, or dealing with conflict. The problem is way too

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