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Preparing for Performance: 5 Ways to Improve Reviews and Results

The times are a changin’ and never more dramatically than in the employee performance review model. While the annual or semi-annual performance review is not yet a fossil, the dinosaurs are disappearing as more businesses shift to continuous feedback types of performance reviews.

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7 Steps to Improve Peer-to-Peer Accountability and Create High Performing Teams

Employees waste an average of $1,500 and an eight-hour workday for every crucial conversation they avoid.

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3 Ways Leaders Erode Trust Inside an Organization

Organizations know that teams are the lifeblood of how work gets done. And, it’s understood that highly effective teams where trust abounds produce greater results, higher morale and retain talent for the future. The field of positivity supplies vast amounts of research on the connection between trust, positivity and results and the impact they produce on engagement levels and culture. So what’s stopping organizations and their leaders from developing teams with higher levels of trust?

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Why Do Female Leaders Get Stuck in Middle Management Roles?

Against the backdrop for women clamoring to have it all, there lies the reality of what actually can happen to women when they enter the workforce. 2012 Research from McKinsey & Company in partnership with The Wall Street Journal Task Force in the Economy, titled “Unlocking the full potential of women at work” revealed the one of biggest learnings from the beginning of the career cycle for women is “many women opt into staff roles, get stuck in middle management or leave without ever having given their companies a chance to address their concerns.” Indeed despite 80% of company’s participating in the research seeing a need for gender diversity as a business imperative, women still make up just 14% of Executive Officer positions at Fortune 500 companies, and only 3.6% of CEO’s are women today.

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