Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. It is a time for the family to come together to share great food, watch football from High School, college and of course the traditional Detroit vs Whomever. I particularly enjoy this game as it affords me the opportunity to talk smack to my daughter for reasons I still have yet to figure out she […]

Getting Rid of The Performance Review Part 2

In part 1 of a series of on doing away with the performance review, I mentioned the book Get Rid of The Performance Review by Samuel Colbert. Well, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge have also addressed this issue with their book entitled; Helping People Win at Work, which like Culbert’s book, presents a more rational way of delivering performance information. […]

The Fallacy of The Performance Review

  What follows is a fictional discussion between a manager and one of his star employees regarding his upcoming Performance Appraisal. The manager wants to have a discussion in ten minutes and get the employee (Joe) to just sign off on the PA so he can drop it off at HR. The employee is caught off guard believing a more […]