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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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Concrete Ways to Improve Your Scores on the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS)

By | Posted Nov 7, 2014

The government makes decisions that impact the entire country. As important as their tasks are, it would seem prudent to keep their employees satisfied and happy with the way the organizations are managed. Recent Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey scores, however, indicate that employees are not content. Stewart Liff has been documenting the trends in recent years, and believes the government cannot operate properly if employees continue to feel unsatisfied. Read as Liff portrays problems that federal employees are facing, and how to buck the trend to improve the office environment in federal agencies.

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5 Tips for Being A Better Manager

By | Posted Nov 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Looking for new ways to improve your management skills? Being a great manager requires constant practice, and an open mind towards learning new techniques to motivate and inspire a team. Alan Fox is a New York Times bestselling author, and has his own tricks and tips to offer. Here he offers advice that has helped him become a great manager in his 45 years of running a law firm and real estate company, and how these tips will improve your team’s performance.

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Realize Your Desired Business Outcome Through “Considerable Planning”

By | Posted Oct 28, 2014

Have you adequately prepared for your company’s future? Many organizations fail to properly plan for the time ahead. A company that lives day-to-day undergoes tremendous stress and unnecessary difficulty going about its business. Considerable planning should be a part of your company’s growth and survival strategy. Chia-Li Chien explains what considerable planning entails and why it is so important for sustaining value to help you realize your desired business outcomes both now and in the future.

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Sample Teamwork Phrases for Performance Appraisal

By | Posted Oct 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

This is the fifth in a series of five AMA Playbook blogs that will help you with your performance management […]

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Sample Creativity and Innovation Phrases for Performance Appraisal

By | Posted Oct 8, 2014

This is the fourth in a series of five AMA Playbook blogs that will help you with your performance management […]

Welcome Home! Seven Tips for Successful Repatriation

Welcome Home! 7 Tips for Successful Repatriation

By | Posted Aug 29, 2014

“Living in this country will change you so profoundly; you will never see your world in the same way.” Such […]

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Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings

By | Posted Aug 18, 2014

As a manager in corporate America, you’ve no doubt been frustrated at times by employees whose problematic job performance or […]

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Systems Thinking: Uncover How Your Organization Really Works

By | Posted May 14, 2014

Systems thinking involves seeing the individual event or the individual worker in the larger network of relations that influence what […]

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