HRD

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I do, I binge watch. I admit it. I’m far too busy with life, work and family to watch things when they happen live. But oh, when I am desperate for a bit of mindless programming, entertainment and personal sanity, I make the time…and I’m talking…

justin

After graduating college, my first real professional experience was in a nationwide retail-clothing store. Having worked there part-time during school, I was afforded the opportunity upon graduation to become a manager in the home store of our District Manager (DM). As an hourly associate I had heard the horror stories about the DM but I…

superwoman and man

“It is not unsafe work conditions that we should worry about, it is unsafe behavior.” Safety It is often the red-headed stepchild of Human Resource programs, and for those organizations who aren’t knee deep in OSHA, CFRs and Safety Manuals, safety is typically something to be whispered about, like cancer or adultery. (Be honest, you just…

I met with a client the other day who was telling me about one of his favorite employees. Words like high performer, rockstar, favorite and value-added team member were used generously by this man – I could have pulled ten or so sound-bites regarding engagement and performance out of his monologue. I’m known for being…

Signs-of-a-Toxic-Workplace

Among the many variables that get noted for negatively affecting performance management, you seldom hear much about toxic employees. Toxic employees can run the gamut. They are your gossipers, your liars, the slackers, and worst of all some are bullies. They lurk in your employee ecosystem under the radar if you aren’t careful. Yet other…

Partnership

Guest what? The days of What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) in the workplace are over. It’s time to start talking about How We Win Together (HWWT). I had the opportunity to attend the Taco Bell franchise convention in Orlando, Florida a few weeks ago with the rest of the executive team from my job….

roi

Probably the most overused and perhaps overrated term in business is “ROI” better known as “return on investment”. The concept of ROI was built upon the premise that businesses could have an expectation of seeing gains and/or being made whole as a result of investing in a program, initiative, product etc. The operative word here…

What's Your Caption

So if you are behind the times, two weeks ago we opened it up for our readers to participate in the “I Create Performance…” challenge. Essentially, we challenged our readers and anyone who found us to let us know how they create performance! With each person’s submission, they received a Performance Creator badge and the…

forgetaboutit

There is a lot of information out there on the internet about HR, leadership and process improvement. Here on PerformanceICreate we like to give free HR advice that you can actually use. So here’s some more of it – learn as much as you can about HR – don’t wing it!  Pay attention to what’s going…

What's Your Caption

For the past two years, we have shared our knowledge and experience about improving performance and productivity through human performance improvement, training/learning and development, process improvement, instructional design, human resources, communication, social media, leadership, or productivity. 2013 is our year to help you really blow the thought, perspective, and action of performance, up! And now we…

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In many situations, it invokes emotions and heated debates like nothing else and in other situations it stimulates innovation and growth, leading companies to great success. IT is nine letters, one word. Diversity. How can one “thing” result in two such varying outcomes? Simple. With diversity comes difference. It involves variances in opinion, experience, work…

Low Hanging Fruit

If your desk is anything like my desk and your calendar is anything like my calendar, you probably feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start to get it all done. Once upon a time, my advice was to start with the “low-hanging fruit.” Because knocking out the mindless, easy stuff gives you as sense…