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Category/Topic: Performance Management


By Tom Davidson

In a litigious world, new managers and experienced leaders alike can become overly cautious about addressing performance problems, but that should not be an excuse for letting performance problems slide. Here are two examples: 1. A disabled worker is falling behind on productivity or not accomplishing his or her work to needed standards, but you […]

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By Tom Davidson

One of the most dreaded but important conversations you have as a manager is probably fast approaching at or near the end of the year – the annual performance review. Why do people dread the conversation? Because they Don’t like judging other people’s performance Risk positive working relationships by having to deliver bad news at […]

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By Tom Davidson

When it comes to maximizing performance in others, the single most important factor (and common shortfall) for new and experienced managers alike is conveying clear and complete expectations. The second most common oversight is making them one-directional. Make them Clear and Complete When a leader who is having trouble with someone’s performance contacts me, my […]

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By Tom Davidson

As my Dad used to say, “Working with people is like shoveling smoke. Just when you think things are going in one direction, they go another!” As a supervisor and leader at any level, one of your most important jobs is to coach others to higher levels of performance, but it can be a bigger […]

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By Tom Davidson

The counseling conversation is more direct than the coaching conversation. In this conversation, think of yourself as standing in front of the employee’s fast-moving train, trying your best to keep them from coming off the tracks on a sharp curve or driving off a cliff they don’t yet see up ahead. Read more below! There are many reasons for […]

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