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What is Changemaker Curiosity?

October 28, 2020

Curiosity’s bad reputation They don’t think about it as a powerful way to build individual or organizational capacities. And even as their leaders might pay lip service to the idea of having a “learning culture” or encouraging “innovation,” most businesses

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From Our CEO: We’re All In on Curiosity

October 27, 2020

Advice and assumptions are killing your company. This might not be immediately obvious to you (and apologies for stating it in such stark terms), but let that sink in for a moment. Because even if it’s exaggerated, we at Box

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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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