A surprisingly easy way to be a better manager

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What makes a great manager A great manager comes from many things but a key theme is bringing out the best in their people. Great managers tune into issues, listen and coach, and guide success with a trusted relationship. One of the most important…

How to Manage Rapidly Shifting Technology Competencies

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Internet of Things. Big Data. User-generated content. It’s a different world today for technology professionals, and it seems that new technologies and opportunities appear daily that these workers must quickly master in order for businesses…

What Is The Skill Gap Costing You?

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According to a recent study from CareerBuilder, skills gaps cost a company more than $800,000 per year. For clarity, the skills gap is commonly referred to as the frustrating rift between what candidates have to offer and what companies are…

The New CIO

  We've all been there New in a role with high performance expectations, limited time to make an impact, and with extremely limited knowledge about team capabilities - competencies and skills, strengths, weaknesses, track record,…
Frequent Performance Review

Frequent Skill Discussions

Performance feedback isn’t done frequently because it’s too painful and difficult. Most companies use annual or semi-annual reviews because the thought of doing that kind of process more once a year is too much to consider. The current…
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Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work

When performance management reviews are brief annual events, they often do more damage than good. It's like a football coach reserving feedback until the season ends. Employees at all levels benefit from frequent informal feedback and…
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Badges engage users in personal and organizational growth

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According to many sources, the millennial generation are highly motivated by recognition. We don't think it's just the millennial generation that's inspired to be known for skills or knowledge. Shining light on positive attributes is…
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Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1

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A recent Forbes article by Erika Andersen explains that the top reasons people leave all boil down to one reason: Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. A popular…