Performance Management

goal setting

Goal Setting Is Still The Most Effective Way To Manage Performance

By | Posted Oct 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.

managing introverts

Managing Introverts: 5 Ways To Get It Right

By | Posted Oct 19, 2016

Chances are you have at least a couple of introverts on your team. The first step to managing introverts is understanding that their introversion is not a defect or fault—they merely derive their energy from a different source.

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The Written Warning: What If An Employee Won’t Sign It?

By | Posted Oct 14, 2016

Corrective action, in its purest form, is meant to be an alert that performance isn’t meeting company expectations, so the individual can turn things around and get back on track. But what if an employee refuses to sign a written warning?

leading change

Leading Change: How To Keep People Motivated When Chaos Reigns

By | Posted Sep 21, 2016

During periods of upheaval and change, your staff will inevitably wonder what’s in it for them, and if it’s even worth it to stick around. It doesn’t cost anything to make people feel appreciated.

toxic employee

8 Signs Of A Toxic Employee Who Should Be Fired

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

Bad employees are easy to pick out of a crowd—their terrible work habits have likely already appeared on a performance appraisal. But what about the ones who fly under the radar because their worst characteristics aren’t performance related?

exceptional employee

8 Ways To Spot An Exceptional Employee

By | Posted Jul 28, 2016

Performance reviews aren’t necessarily the best way to gauge your talent’s value to the organization. Here’s how to spot who your most valuable players are, and what makes them stand out from the pack.


The 5 Rules of Attention Control You Need to Be More Productive

By | Posted Jun 24, 2016

Are you trying to eliminate distractions at work? Accomplish the task at hand and become a bigger asset to your organization by applying the rules of attention control from Dr. Louis S. Csoka, President and Founder of APEX Performance.


Feeling Unproductive at Work? Take Charge of Your Performance

By | Posted Jun 6, 2016

Are you letting distractions negatively impact your performance at work? Sales expert William S. Wooditch lays the groundwork for becoming more productive at work and empowered in your everyday life.

difficult conversations

4 Ways Managers Can Make Difficult Conversations Easier

By | Posted Feb 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you avoiding the tough talk with your employees? Confront your fears and lead the conversation with confidence by employing these four solid tactics.


How Often Should You Give Performance Feedback?

By | Posted Nov 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

Are you keeping up with your employee’s progress or neglecting it? Take Paul Falcone’s advice and learn how increasing performance reviews will boost productivity within your organization.


5 Strategies to Overcome Busyness and Enhance Performance

By | Posted Nov 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Learning to how to drive employees to deliver results instead of being stuck doing busy work contributes to your organization’s overall success. Mindfulness experts Rasmus Houggard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts describe the strategies that employees can use to enhance their performance.

partner with your team

Under-Performing Employees? Why Leaders Should Partner, Not Parent

By | Posted Sep 25, 2015

Is your team struggling to perform under growing pressure and increasing exhaustion levels? If employees are deflated and drained, you need to do something to help. Brady Wilson explains his view on what you should do if you notice this troubling trend in your workplace.

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