Category Archives: Develop

Performance Reviews for Experts

Do you employ experts? Do you wish you did? What’s the hold up? A review of some past rants on Pride and Workmanship have me wondering, Does the conferring title of “expert” on members of your team result in a … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Career, Develop, Execution, Pride, Reputation | Leave a comment

What is Talent Demanding?

So I’m doing some research for a client, looking at the staffing measures of peer finance departments in other organizations, and found the Demandments from Talent Mindset. Some pretty smart observations if you find yourself searching for in-demand talent. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Develop, Honesty, HR, Recruiting, Respect, Tips | 3 Comments

Performance Reviews – Then What?

You’ve had your review. Hopefully with feedback from many, likely with input and reflections just from your manager. No one becomes “valued” doing just their one thing – we are all replaceable when we fail to differentiate against our stereotype … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Develop, Execution | 2 Comments

Leveraging Millennial Talent – Some Unsolicited Advice

I love my daily dose of Systematic HR. A great reflection on millennial talent resonates. I think that “life indeed is the pursuit, not the fulfillment of one’s work life” is a key point that Gen Xers had to slowly … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Career, Develop, Growth, Management, Mentoring, Performance, Reputation, Talent | Leave a comment

Motivated Slacker

I was reading the daily Incentive Intelligence entitled “Internal Motivation vs. External Influence“, which in a nutshell says you can’t apply external pressure to get people motivated – this is something that comes from within. [M]otivation is an internal thing. … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Develop, Motivation | 2 Comments

Moonlighting Revisited, sans Cybil and Bruce

As educated professionals, we can’t all answer the four-killer questions of professional passion relative to our day job. We’ve all dreamed of some passion-driven, grass-is-greener scenario that let’s us realize opportunities above and beyond those in our current role. Sometimes … Continue reading

Posted in Can vs. Should, Career, Develop, More, Passion | Leave a comment

Do you have a growth mind-set or a fixed one?

What kind of employee would you prefer to have (or be)? A naturally intelligent one focused on performance, or a hard worker focused on learning and growth? According to Stanford professor Carol Dweck’s research described in her new book Mindset: … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Develop, Failure, Growth, Performance, Success | 1 Comment