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All About Michael’s New Book (and More!)

September 11, 2019

Hi there, I wanted to share two exciting pieces of news, and offer a small, fun something you might enjoy. Thanks for being part of the community here. Michael My new book: The Advice Trap! (Plus: how to get an

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Internal, Coach-Like Managers as the Drivers of Change?

May 16, 2018

Do you remember work in the year 2000? Email was still a blessing, and we hadn’t yet become attached to smartphones. We were connected, but not hyperconnected. We were busy, but not roll-out-of-bed-and-read-your-emails-while-brushing-your-teeth kind of busy. Today’s managers are stretched

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New! Micro-Learning Series on Creating a Coaching Culture

April 26, 2018

It’s official: the full version of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management has now been released. You can download the complete report here. To celebrate, we’re launching a micro-learning series to accompany the report. It’s designed to augment and build

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Coaching Not Sticking?

April 12, 2018

With the need for more frequent feedback, many organizations are reviewing their approach to performance management by equipping managers with the skills to be able to give higher-quality, more frequent feedback. The problem is, HR leaders have tried to implement coaching in their organization and have struggled to do it successfully in the past. Get a sneak peek at how to make coaching work in your organization.

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Performance Management & the C-Suite

April 5, 2018

The traditional approach to performance management (PM) has not reached its potential, and now your organization has committed to changing its current PM approach. Now the question is this; do you involve the C-suite or not?

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

March 29, 2018

We all know that the world of performance management is upside down at the moment. But before you think about reinventing your approach and your processes, you need to tackle three big questions. Discover more in this article and video preview of Section 2 of The Truth & Lies of Performance Management.

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What Revolution?

March 22, 2018

In the first section of our new research report, entitled Is the Revolution Real?, we interviewed over 120 senior leaders from organizations around the world. One of the key findings is that the future is here, but it’s unevenly distributed. Learn more in this video and article review.

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