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What the Government Could Learn from My Mother

By | Posted Jan 21, 2015

What can the government learn from moms? Despite not working in the government, Stewart Liff’s mother provided him with some of the best advice that government employees could employ. In another edition of Liff’s advice on improving the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) scores, see what nuggets of wisdom his mother imparted on him, and how the government can learn from them.

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Correcting for Grade Inflation on an Employee’s Annual Performance Review

By | Posted Jan 13, 2015

Is grade inflation still a problem once you leave academia and enter the business world? According to Paul Falcone, yes. Grade inflation can undermine your ability to properly handle employees who have not performed up to par. Falcone explains how you can remedy the situation so that both you and your employee are on the same page. See how his advice can help keep your business honest.

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5 New Skills Needed for Professional Success

By | Posted Jan 12, 2015

What is the key to sustained professional success? How can you keep yourself up to date on an increasingly uncertain business world? Scott Steinberg offers his advice on five skills to develop to help you achieve professional success, and how to leverage them into continued success. See how to move ahead in your professional life, and establish the framework for the professional success you seek.

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Top Tips for Setting Goals

By | Posted Jan 7, 2015

How do you determine if you had a successful year? Most likely, you set a series of goals and compared your progress against them. Setting goals keeps you focused and driven, and also unifies your team in their work. This article is a comprehensive guide to help you set goals. It covers everything from determining how to set a framework for your goals to ultimately doing the work necessary to complete them.

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Become a Better Manager by Asking the Right Questions

By | Posted Dec 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

You may think you are a great manager, but is your team responding to you? Can you effectively preserve working relationships and sniff out communication problems before they progress to serious issues? You can become a better manager by asking the right questions, to show that you care about your employees and their ideas. Nannette Rundle Carroll explains how to ask the right questions, and the situations in which each one is most appropriate.

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Top Tips for Performance Appraisals

By | Posted Dec 22, 2014

Performance appraisals are an important tool to provide feedback and establish future goals. They are also one of the least enjoyable parts of being a manager. Not many enjoy delivering bad news, but sometimes that is a necessary task. AMA wants to help you conduct the most productive, successful performance appraisals as possible, and this compilation of tools and tips will provide guidance for both those giving and receiving performance feedback. Turn a widely disliked job into a stepping stone towards success.

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Delivering Bad News during the Annual Performance Appraisal

By | Posted Dec 5, 2014

If you are a manager or an executive, performance review season is most likely not your favorite time of year. Delivering bad news to your employees is an unenviable task, but ultimately is crucial to maintaining a high level of performance. Paul Falcone offers his advice on how to deliver bad news during a performance review, so that both you and your employees are well-informed and in the know.

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A Different Approach to Improving Your Scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

By | Posted Nov 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

In any business, having unsatisfied employees can kill your productivity. This is especially true in the government, where a recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) indicated that the government’s employees are indeed unsatisfied. Stewart Liff examined the survey and provides a blueprint for addressing and fixing the problems that are causing this dissatisfaction.

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Replicate Your Top 10 Percent Performers

By | Posted Nov 20, 2014

Is your business heavily reliant on a small percent of employees? While it is important to have star employees, your goal should be maximizing the performance of everyone at your organization. CEO Gary Morais has been studying the brain and using brain technology to provide solutions to companies. Read why he believes using brain algorithms can help businesses duplicate the modus operandi that makes the elite performers in your company so effective.

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Performance Review Tips

By | Posted Nov 13, 2014

When you hear the term ‘performance review,’ do you become excited or does your heart sink? In most cases, the latter is more likely to be true. Nicole Morgenstern wants to change that. Read how you can give a great, painless performance review and make the process as easy as possible. See what you should be doing with your employees before, during, and after the review conversation to build strong relationships within your organization.

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