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This Is Your Brain On Feedback: How Understanding a Little Brain Science Can Make a Big Difference in Your Next Feedback Conversation

It’s that time of year when many managers and leaders are gearing up for performance reviews – and when the idea of giving or receiving anything less than positive feedback can send both participants into a pit of anxiety. While feedback conversations are intended to improve performance, research by Columbia University neuroscientist Kevin Ochsner shows…

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Employee Value Proposition: What is it and why do you need one? [INFOGRAPHIC]

When done right, an employee value proposition (EVP) can help decrease turnover, increase commitment from new hires, and inspire loyalty and engagement from all your employees. What is an EVP? The infographic below provides a simple definition and data to support why it’s critical. For more on how to build, live, and sustain a value proposition for…

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Four Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Considering a Move to Rating-less Performance Management

In recent years, the traditional approach to performance management—including practices like ratings and forced rankings popularized in the 1980’s—have come under fire. The reasons for this backlash are understandable. Rating and ranking employees favors competition over collaboration and rigid measurement of individual accountability over growth and development. According to a recent Gallup State of American…

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Generational Learning Differences: Myth or Truth?

As the millennial generation has poured into the workplace, it’s become a hot topic among company and HR leaders alike about how to motivate, engage, develop, and retain the different generations in the workforce. But is the difference real or perceived? Exploring Generational Learning Differences I was recently asked to present on a webinar panel…