Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Something to ponder as we approach 2009:

Do you know what the definition of insanity is? It is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results!

Happy New year to all of my readers. I wish each of you Godspeed during 2009.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Attitudes in the Workplace

Considering the challenges we are facing these days, this is a good quote to remember:

"Things work out best for those who make the best out of the way things work out". (Author Unknown)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Performance Reviews

As a manager, do everything you can to make the performance review a positive, constructive experience for your employees. Remember, if you dread conducting the reviews, your employees will dread being reviewed. A properly conducted performance review can make your employees feel valued, and thus more productive.

Thanks for reading.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Performance Reviews

Don't wait for a year until the next annual performance review-meet with the employee every other month during the year to coach him regarding his performance. These meetings can be very brief and still be very effective.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Performance Reviews

Always start the performance review on a positive note, then review any negative performance items, then end on a positive note. Remember, you are constructively criticizing an individual's performance, not that individual's worth as a human being. He needs to leave knowing that you want to help him improve his performance.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Performance Reviews

Many managers don't know how to properly conduct performance reviews. This can be a major de-motivator to employees. Each employee deserves to receive a comprehensive, honest, and constructive review. Let's examine some of the major keys to a successful performance review.....

In your opinion, which of the following is the most effective way to recognize an employee for a significant accomplishment at work?