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Why Your Managers aren’t Coaching and What to do About It

March 15, 2018

Leadership development firm BlessingWhite that indicated that 73% of managers had some form of coaching training. Yet only 23% of people being coached thought that the coaching had a significant impact on their performance or job satisfaction. What’s going on?

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How Is Performance Management Evolving?

March 13, 2018

No doubt you’ve heard the rumours… Performance management is in turmoil. Ratings are being abandoned. Employees are frustrated. HR is frustrated. Everything’s been turned on its ear. See what’s actually happening in this article, “How is Performance Management Changing?”

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Mark C. Thompson on Scaling Yourself & Your Organization

March 12, 2018

Meet Mark C. Thompson, the founder of Sir Richard Branson’s entrepreneurship centres, New York Times bestselling author and executive coach. In this interview, he shares how “business as usual” is essentially dead and buried, and, as leaders we need to be the instigators of our own change. See how he outlines what’s needed to be able to scale ourselves and our organizations to greater heights.

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Janice Semper of GE on Changing the Way People Work

March 7, 2018

In this episode, Janice Semper, the head of culture at GE, discusses why the annual static performance management process is at odds with a lean startup mentality, and the importance of focusing on behaviour change rather than process.

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Putting It All Together

March 6, 2018

For any senior leader looking to change their organization’s approach to performance management and coaching conversations, this section contains six key insights, trends and practices that are worth noting.

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Sally Bonneywell’s One Best Question

March 5, 2018

If you’re a leader, manager or coach, and are looking to help your people have more impact, listen in as Sally Bonneywell shares her one best question. (And, it’s one you’re going to want to use right away.)

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Mark Edgar of RSA Group on the Future of Work

March 2, 2018

Mark Edgar, SVP Human Resources at RSA Group, expands upon the future of work and how performance management is evolving. He discusses the importance of shifting behaviours, getting senior-level buy-in and the need for keeping things simple.

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