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How to Use Problem Solving Meetings to Engage Employees

// Monday, March 27, 2017

 A meeting going nowhere

The advantage of pain is that it often drives us to innovate to find relief. The backstory to this article began years ago when I was CEO of a rapidly growing software company called Solomon Software. The scene was a...

Five MUST-ASK Questions Before Buying Performance Evaluation Software

// Thursday, March 16, 2017


Every year, many organizations reluctantly struggle through their annual performance evaluation process. Like the weather, everyone complains about the process, but no one seems to supports HR in doing something about it.

If 2017 is the year...

Why Performance Management Software Isn't Enough. What's missing is..

// Thursday, February 09, 2017

During the past 20 years, rapid software innovation focused on helping organizations communicate and collaborate more effectively has led to the emergence of the Performance Management software category of solutions. In the beginning, the focus...

How to Recapture the 30% of Time That Does Not Contribute to Strategy

// Sunday, September 11, 2016

“Unproductive workforce time rose to total 34.3% of all time. This means that workers are spending 1.7 days of every workweek on unproductive activities.” This is a finding published in the Global Productive Report of Proudfoot Consulting. The...

Will an Approach for Engaging Employees With Strategy Work?    That's The Wrong Question To Ask!

// Thursday, September 08, 2016

A thoughtful leader will ask the question “Will it work?” when considering any investment in strategy. This is also true when putting in place a systematic approach for managing the formation and the execution of strategy. It's a strategic...


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