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10 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare for End-of-the-Year Reviews
23 September 2022

10 Things You Can Do Now To Prepare for End-of-the-Year Reviews

End-of-the-year reviews are creeping up – are you ready for them? If you aren’t already preparing, you might be unable to get the most out of your performance review cycle. End-of-the-year reviews are imperative for many organizations that work in quarters or sprints because they give you time to refocus, set goals and KPIs for…

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Are SMART Goals Still…Smart?
17 August 2022

Are SMART Goals Still…Smart?

We’ve all been setting SMART goals for employees for a long time, but is that still a good idea? Are SMART goals still the smart way to go? You’ll see many people saying yes and some saying no. Some people use the HARD goal methodology, and others don’t use any formal methods because they feel it…

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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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Department Goals: How To Set & Reach Them in 2022
06 May 2022

Department Goals: How To Set & Reach Them in 2022

Setting department goals and setting reasonable department goals are two very different things. Everyone can set a goal and forget about it until performance reviews come around and they suddenly remember them again. Sometimes, people ignore them until a few weeks before and then work furiously to achieve them. Other times, they won’t remember them…

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A Guide to Setting Employee Performance Goals
05 August 2020

A Guide to Setting Employee Performance Goals

Setting goals is an important activity in any area of life. Whenever we decide we want to improve at something or overcome a challenge, setting goals helps us see how we’ll make it happen. Any organization with growth ambitions needs to have the same philosophy. Every employee has to focus on work that moves the…

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Why It’s Important to Cascade Goals Across Your Organization
21 September 2018

Why It’s Important to Cascade Goals Across Your Organization

If you own a business, you may have many high-level organizational goals. However, many business owners keep these goals to themselves, thinking that their employees either do not care about the goals or should not be privy to the business strategy. Withholding all of the top-level goals from your employees can be a huge mistake…

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