Posts tagged Employees
On KPIs and giving actionable feedback

I was working with an intern recently and was struck by how much her work improved over a week. The reason: I gave her useful feedback that was clear and implementable. Her performance and commitment weren't issues - my poor feedback was the issue. Like everything else, it's simple when you know how!

We can't give employees results to aim for if they're not clear on how to actually achieve those results. Saying 'you need to improve' or 'get more sales' doesn't help anyone because it's not actionable.

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Am I being managed out?

'Managing out' refers to when management makes an employee's working life so unpleasant, the employee decides to hand in their notice. Some employees aren't aware that this is a management tactic, even though they may be the victim of it. 

It's quite difficult to legally sack a worker if the management of a company is unhappy with them; that's why they have to use covert strategies to make life unpleasant for the individual. This process could include: criticising an employee's work repeatedly and never giving them credit; not supporting them in learning or developing; keeping them out of communication loops; ignoring their requests or making their life at the company difficult in general. 

Now, let's think about what it's like for both parties involved.

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Getting paid to do work you love

Disclaimer: This isn’t a business or marketing blog post. This is a coaching strategy blog post. 

I’m really excited about writing this post because it’s always been a burning question for many people who come to me:

Question: "I know what I want to do...but can I get paid for it?!” 

Answer: “I don’t know if you can get paid - but I do know that others are getting paid to do what you love doing. I also know that if you don’t try, you definitely won’t succeed."

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Essential Decision-Making for Leaders

"We think, each of us, that we're much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisions because we have good reasons to make them, even when it's the other way around. We believe in the reasons, because we've already made the decision."

- Daniel Kahneman

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