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It’s Time to Say “You’re Fired” to Termination Culture

by Nicole Price
Nicole Price Nicole Price is the CEO of Lively Paradox, a leadership development and consulting company. She is also the co-author of the book "The Power of Seven Second Chances" and part of the anthology "Cultivating Culture." Nicole's best job ever is being a mother to her son.

In management circles, few names elicit as powerful a mix of admiration and contempt as the name Jack Welch. Love him or hate him, Fortune Magazine

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The Toxic Side Of Collaboration

by Kristine Widtfeldt
Kristine Widtfeldt Kristine Widtfeldt is a marketing communications professional, author of more than a dozen books, and personal development speaker and trainer. She served as the Vice President of Marketing for InsideOut Development, and has loved leading and working with teams for more than 25 years. She’s fueled by great storytelling, interesting people, and caffeine.

Collaboration isn’t just good. It’s cool. Hip. All the smart companies, with their low walls and open conference spaces, are doing it. It...

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3 Reasons Superstar Employees Need a Coach

by Bob Parsons
Bob Parsons Bob Parsons is a highly trained Executive Coach and Talent Development Professional with over 30 years of experience helping clients take strategic action on their business initiatives. Bob has also taught at the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University’s school of engineering. A former DJ and current Santa-for-hire, Bob lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota with his awesome wife of 31 years and his three great kids. His favorite super hero is The Flash and Mr. Incredible.

In a New Yorker article titled, Personal Best—Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you?, surgeon Atul Gawande writes, “No matter how well...

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Performance Management: It’s all About Conversations

by Tim Blakesly
Tim Blakesly Tim Blakesly is a Senior Partner with Millennium Leadership and has cobbled together a respectable 30-year career in organizational development and leadership development. As the former Vice President and Managing Director of the BTS Global Leadership Practice, Tim has worked with the Fortune 100 in developing their front and middle managers as well as senior executives. Tim is adept at building the architecture of custom leadership development programs, guiding organizational transformations, and executive coaching. Tim’s current esprit de core is accelerating client results by championing the eradication of wasteful outmoded performance management practices.

In a recent blog, I strongly advocated for the eradication of outdated performance management (PM) practices as a business imperative. According...

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Failure Should Be an Option

by Suzanne Gaker
Suzanne Gaker Suzanne Gaker has over 35 years of experience delivering solutions that develop more effective leaders. As a former Executive Director in Human Resources for The Kroger Co., she was responsible for the personal and professional development opportunities for over 310,000 hourly and management associates. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys gardening, traveling, and volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter. She is proud to share her home with a spoiled rotten rescue bulldog named Tallulah.

I recently observed my 6-year-old nephew trying to solve his jigsaw puzzle. As I observed his frustration, my first impulse was to jump in and...

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7 Must-Haves for a Performance Management Makeover

by Tim Blakesly
Tim Blakesly Tim Blakesly is a Senior Partner with Millennium Leadership and has cobbled together a respectable 30-year career in organizational development and leadership development. As the former Vice President and Managing Director of the BTS Global Leadership Practice, Tim has worked with the Fortune 100 in developing their front and middle managers as well as senior executives. Tim is adept at building the architecture of custom leadership development programs, guiding organizational transformations, and executive coaching. Tim’s current esprit de core is accelerating client results by championing the eradication of wasteful outmoded performance management practices.

As a business leader, chances are you’ve seen the attention the reinvention of performance management is receiving in both human resources...

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Make Workplace Wishes Come True with Gratitude

by Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson Jerry Johnson is a sought-after trainer, facilitator, and consultant with over 30 years of multi-faceted business and executive experience. As a senior resource for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, Jerry has conducted hundreds of training and consulting sessions and is consistently recognized for his outstanding delivery. Jerry lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Sheri and their five children. When he’s not in front of a classroom or client, Jerry enjoys water sports and driving and working on his classic Chevy pick-ups.

Do you wish you could help your employees demonstrate more commitment vs. compliance?

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Are You a Manager or a Coach?

by Suzanne Gaker
Suzanne Gaker Suzanne Gaker has over 35 years of experience delivering solutions that develop more effective leaders. As a former Executive Director in Human Resources for The Kroger Co., she was responsible for the personal and professional development opportunities for over 310,000 hourly and management associates. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys gardening, traveling, and volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter. She is proud to share her home with a spoiled rotten rescue bulldog named Tallulah.

When you hear the word “coach,” what comes into your mind? Do you picture a basketball team with someone on the sidelines shouting out directions?...

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Self Reflect to Self Correct

by Nancy Q. Smith
Nancy Q. Smith Nancy Q. Smith is a facilitator, consultant, and learning and development executive with over 30 years of experience. An in-demand speaker for supply management and human resources audiences, Nancy has also been published in Training Magazine. Nancy has been married to Tobin, the boy who stood next to her in her kindergarten picture, since 1988. They reconnected at the Wayne State library and have been together ever since. They are the proud parents of two children, Walker and Claire, and two fluffy dogs, Emma and Indie.

If you follow Alan Fine, you know he got his start on the tennis court—starting with teaching children and ending up coaching Davis Cup champions.

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Three New Patterns in Performance Management

by Kim Capps
Kim Capps Kim Capps served as the CEO at InsideOut Development. As an executive and C-level leader, he focuses his more than 20 years of experience in human and business performance to helping everyday people (as well as team and organizations) do their best stuff. Kim was born and raised in Vale, Oregon where he began driving on the farm at just 10 years old. A former college basketball player with a no-effort dunk, he now spends his time fishing and hunting and hanging out with his wife Kathy and three adorable daughters.

The following blog by Seth Godin recently caught my attention: Three changes in marketing

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