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Performance Management

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

By | Posted Nov 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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.

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.

Sample Teamwork Phrases for Performance Appraisal

By | Posted Oct 17, 2014 | 5 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 | 1 Comment

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

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 | 1 Comment

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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How Many Direct Reports Can You Handle?

By | Posted May 6, 2014

Less experienced managers sometimes make the mistake of taking on an excessive span of control. It is easy to do. […]

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Getting More Revenue From Your Training and Consulting Expertise

By | Posted Apr 30, 2014

In 1992, Peter Drucker popularized the term “knowledge economy” in his book, “The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing […]

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3 Questions to Help in Setting Effective Performance Goals for Your Team

By | Posted Apr 17, 2014

The idea of setting performance goals for your employees is always a bit daunting, and many managers aren’t quite sure […]

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Dealing Effectively with a Problem Employee

By | Posted Apr 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Not every employee you manage is going to be successful on the job. Someone who is performing poorly may require […]

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