Friday Feature: Explanations of Health-Related Absences, Innovation Stalls, Strengths-Based Goal Setting

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It’s Friday folks. What did your week look like? Was it productive? What impact did you make? I had the opportunity to attend a company HR meeting in Minneapolis – lots of great HR talk, building strategy and synergy, project outlines, and fun. Enough about that…now to share some content we have found over the […]

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Onboarding and Training Still Matter

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I’ve had the pleasure of career coaching several individuals regarding interview tips, resumes and other ways to separate themselves from the pack in this crazy job market. One thing I hadn’t counted on was onboarding and training problems that exist out here in the workplace. I have 2 clients, 2 different companies, with surprising experiences. […]

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Coaching is NOT for Suckers

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In today’s ever diverse workforce, you have more than likely come across someone that just isn’t cutting the mustard. Ultimately, there are two options we can face with this employee:  ignore or coach. The easy option is to simply ignore the deficiency in performance because as everyone should know, coaching is for suckers. You and […]

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Why Does Work Suck?

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Face it folks, work sucks! According to latest statistical data regarding employee sentiments, over 70% are disengaged. This means basically they hate it. The employees don’t feel connected to the organization, valued or respected. They simply come in do the minimum amount required, collect their paychecks and go home. There’s no passion or excitement. Why […]

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Getting the Most from Your Team

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I have the privilege of coaching a group of fourteen year old boys who play highly competitive ice hockey. Since we are based in Florida, we travel extensively to play good teams from more traditional hockey states in the North. Our boys are incredibly dedicated, committed, and fiercely competitive. And each one of them is a unique individual […]

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Performance Review Death Spiral

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I’ve been in Human Resources a long time. I’ve been in healthcare a long time too. Through it all the Performance Review has been a mainstay not only in the corporate culture of the various health systems I’ve worked; but also in the regulatory psyche of those that oversee hospital performance. And the reality is performance reviews just don’t work anymore. Expectations Then Communication […]

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