Archive | September, 2009

Choose Your Words Wisely

In research conducted by Accountemps, 150 senior executives from the nation’s 1000 largest companies were asked, “What is the most annoying or overused phrase or buzzword in the workplace today?” Their responses included the following: Leverage Reach out It is what it is Viral Game changer Disconnect Value-add Circle back Socialize Interface Cutting edge While…

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More Performance Management Quotes

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises—but only performance is reality. Harold S. Geneen, 1910-1997, communications executive The man who starts out going nowhere, generally gets there. Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, author and pioneer in self-improvement and interpersonal skills Talent hits a target no one else…

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Performance Management Defined (and Debated)

Throwing down the blogging gauntlet, Michael asks a simple – but provocative – question: How would […] you define Performance Management and what does it mean when it is successfully implemented? My initial reaction was to borrow a phrase from Justice Potter Stewart: I’m not sure I can define performance management, but I know it when I…

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