Want High-Performing Employees? Change How You Give Feedback

Reading Time: 3 minutes Feedback drives employee performance and engagement—when it’s given the right way. What does good feedback look like? In his book Positive Leadership, University of Michigan management professor, Kim Cameron, demonstrates that honest and candid feedback helps employees perform better and develop resilience. Indeed, feedback in the workplace has many benefits, including the growth of employees […]

Stop Managing Performance. Start Improving It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Say you’re the COO of a growing startup. Since you joined the company, you’ve been ensuring it meets its objectives and even grows by setting Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and using them to track your people’s progress. That was until the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since then, everything has changed. Your workforce has moved to entirely […]

Making Performance Reviews Work For Everyone

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s time to turn performance reviews from a one-sided event that makes employees cringe, into a mutual learning process that drives improvement. Does anyone enjoy performance reviews? Does anyone find value in this annual get-together between manager and employee, where goals are rated on a 5-point scale, and the results are locked away in some […]

How To Build <br> A High Performance Culture <br> in 4 Steps

Reading Time: 3 minutes A culture of high performance brings greater cohesion and better business results. The good news is, building it isn’t rocket science, and doesn’t have to take up all your time or resources. Here’s how to get started. Why Build A High Performance Culture Some think of organizational culture as a ‘nice-to-have’, a publicity generating tool […]

Culture Through Hypergrowth

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to maintain culture during periods of extreme growth Hypergrowth is arguably one of the most exciting times in the startup world; maybe you just landed a big round of funding, scored your biggest customer or merged with another fast growing company. Whatever the reason, things start to move- fast. Suddenly you’ve outgrown your crowded […]

Debrief for Dummies

Reading Time: < 1 minute These steps will help you conduct an effective debrief and jump-start your team learning. Debriefing is the most effective way to continuously improve in a rapidly changing and time-starved environment! Download

Debriefing by Shamaym v. After-Action-Review: What’s the difference?

Reading Time: 3 minutes How do these two popular continuous improvement tools stack up, and which should you choose to help you build a learning organization. Building a continuous improvement culture is critical when you find your organization at a juncture, growing rapidly but seeking to maintain the transparent and open culture that got you to that point. Among […]

What Can Combat Pilots Teach Us About Learning in Crisis?

Reading Time: 3 minutes As organizations across the globe struggle to keep populations healthy and businesses operational, a look at what combat pilots do to maintain high performance in crisis might offer helpful tools. Debriefing is Critical – Especially in Crisis It is not by chance that politicians and pundits are using the language of battle when describing their […]

COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Work. <br>Here is How You Keep Employees On Track.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus have forced companies and teams to drastically change their work habits. Companies have instructed employees to work remotely, creating new challenges for managers to maintain efficiency. How can newly remote teams stay on track to deliver in these uncertain times? COVID-19 is Rapidly Changing the Reality of Work […]