The Hardest Things in the World: Expectations and Accountability
26 May 2022

The Hardest Things in the World: Expectations and Accountability

As leaders, one of the toughest things we face is setting clear expectations, gaining alignment from others, and creating structures for accountability. And, if we have set expectations, we need to expect everyone to be accountable to them. So let’s do this together, leaders! (No surprise I’m writing this to rally myself!) What Is An…

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Great Performance Review Questions for Leaders
15 April 2022

Great Performance Review Questions for Leaders

Today in one of my CEO peer groups, a fellow leader posed a question: How do you survey your internal leadership teams for feedback? What do you ask? What a great question.  Commonly on performance reviews, organizations will ask something like: What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?  What are areas for growth? I think…

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4 Points Of HR Data I Want To Know As A Leader
15 March 2022

4 Points Of HR Data I Want To Know As A Leader

What happens when HR leaders embrace human data? This is the time for HR to stay in the seat at the table. We’ve wanted it. We’ve got it. Finding, Hiring, and Retaining talent will not get easier. It will be different. We know our world will not go back to what it was, yet hope is…

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Expectation Setting in Action: A Letter To Our Employees
25 February 2022

Expectation Setting in Action: A Letter To Our Employees

At Trakstar, we’ve been talking about expectation setting and how to align our teams and company overall. This year, I thought it might be helpful to outline what we expect from our employees as a remote company – because here we are. And, being 100% remote is different from what we’ve been in the past….

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Top 7 Workforce Predictions for 2022 and How Your Organization Can Rise to Meet Them
01 February 2022

Top 7 Workforce Predictions for 2022 and How Your Organization Can Rise to Meet Them

Reflecting on the lessons of 2021, it’s clear we’re at the dawn of a new labor cycle; not only has the hiring market bounced back from the disruption of early 2020, but now many organizations are finding themselves short on talent. This year, the so-called Great Resignation led organizations to launch new recruitment strategies that…

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Four Ways to Responsibly Address Mental Health in a Changing Workplace
18 January 2022

Four Ways to Responsibly Address Mental Health in a Changing Workplace

In the post-pandemic world, business is booming, but workers are stressed. While recent workplace shifts like remote arrangements are proving popular, such silver linings aren’t compensating for rising workloads and burnout. That’s because working from home often means nearly always working, blurring the lines between office and personal life. For example, in a recent study…

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