The Fatal Flaws of Traditional Performance Management

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Performance management is broken. Here’s why, and what you can do to fix it. I read this article this morning and it really resonated with me. The original is by M. Tamra Chandler  (the author deserved all the credit here) – I have summarised my main take aways… This year the industry is buzzing about performance management. That’s because we’re starting to realize that the way we’ve been trying to drive employee and organizational performance for the past 60-plus years simply doesn’t work. But why doesn’t traditional performance management work, and what can you do about it? The problems with traditional performance management stem from the fact that the fundamentals first emerged post-WWII, and haven’t changed much despite how different today’s business environment is from the average workplace of the 1950s. Today, the 9-5 workday is essentially a thing of the past. We’re always on, always connected, answering emails at midnight.Keep Reading

Who are your HIPO’s?

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No, I do not have a typo. I am not talking about those big somewhat loveable yet dangerous animals that frequent the waters…. HIPO’s… High Potential Candidates. Those job applicants or current employees in your midst that are the potential proactive earners, the successes, the gems. You can’t tell just by looking at them. They are not wearing a big gold star on their lapel that signifies “I am your best employee to be.’’ An effective tool to use in identifying the HIPO’s is a behavioral assessment or psychological test that is specifically designed for jobfit analysis, such as the Harrison. Behavioral assessments have a much better chance of gaining insight into behavior/suitability because they have a pre-designed strategy that structures questions and carefully considers interpretations of the questions. However, to be effective, behavioral assessments must: measure a large number of factors; effectively manage lie prevention and detection; produce resultsKeep Reading

5 ways to think yourself back to a healthy body

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It’s true, a healthy body really is the result of a healthy mind. Sometimes it’s good to know what’s coming up around the bend. Just like Luke Skywalker on his hero’s journey, you too will encounter some dark caves, obstacles and challenges along your way to a slim, healthy body. Just for a heads up, here are some of the typical obstacles that you may face along the way… 1. Trying to change everything at once and not being able to. This is a classic first hurdle with weight loss. It’s a symptom of All or Nothing thinking and is not conducive to long term results. You might start a diet or weight loss program and try and follow all the instructions to a tee, you may even be able to sustain it for a few days, or weeks, however after a while your life begins to get in the way, andKeep Reading

Your relationship with food

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If you’re struggling with your weight loss motivation you’re probably doing this… You know the drill. You’ve joined a new gym, you get excited to exercise, you’re all fired up with healthy intentions to shed the weight and slim down. It all goes well until you get some good results and then your motivation drops. Why does that happen?  Here are the 4 mental mountains that prevent you from being motivated! 1. You’re only motivated by NOT being fat. When you think about your body you focus on the bits you don’t like, and wish you could get rid of them. You desperately want to change your body and hate it the way it is now. The thing is, motivation works in two ways. You are either motivated to get away from what you don’t want (being fat), or move towards something pleasurable that you do want (becoming slim). If you are only focussingKeep Reading