For the Poor Performer, Danger Doesn’t Exist

Are you a leader who values responsibility, fairness and kindness? If you hire well, you might have a long, successful and fun career. But when you make a bad hire, you may hate being the boss. If you lead with the values mentioned, one of the hard times you’ll face is when you need to challenge an under-performing team member. This post's aim is to help you understand your concern may not make it onto that employee’s radar screen. No matter how uncomfortable you get telling him his job is ..

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Survey Results: For the Poor Performer, Danger Doesn’t Exist

Survey Results: Post:  For the Poor Performer, Unperceived Doesn’t Exist Link to survey:   Survey   No-Nonsense Leader Responsible +Kind +Fair When you have fired people, you waited way too long to do it. 35% 100% Prior to introducing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), do you establish objective performance and behavior measures and establish clear standards for those measures? 100% 69% Consequences are ..

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Accountability: Practice of Champions?

If I haven't said this before, my original interest in "accountability" was as a tool big-hearted managers could use to support underperforming employees.  The underperformer creates his/her accountability process, they follow it (or not), it gets tweaked (or not) and it works (or not).  In the end, either the employee performs at an acceptable level or demonstrates to themselves and the boss that they are unwilling to do what it takes to perform at an acceptable ..

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