What is a Performance Management System?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 19, 2019

It’s in the interest of every team leader to implement a performance management system. Maybe that’s something you’re well-acquainted with, or maybe this is the first you’re hearing about it. Either way, there’s some merit in pausing to review what a performance management system is, and how effective performance management can be implemented.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanWhat is a Performance Management System?

Effective Team Leadership: Where to Begin?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 5, 2019

Effective team leadership isn’t something you can achieve overnight. In fact, it’s something you can spend an entire lifetime mastering. The best leaders know that providing vision and motivation to a team isn’t something you ever “perfect,” but rather an area for continuous improvement.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanEffective Team Leadership: Where to Begin?

5 Things to Ask When Choosing Your Next Keynote Speaker

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 27, 2019

I freely admit that I’m biased here, but I truly believe that, as you plan your next conference or professional event, choosing the right keynote speaker is key.

 

Just ask yourself this: Whenever you’re considering attendance at a conference or seminar, don’t you take a few minutes to find out who’s speaking?… Read more...

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5 Reasons to Care About Employee Engagement

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 20, 2019

What’s your company’s most valuable asset? It’s not a trick question. Your most valuable asset is your team. Simply put, any success you have is ultimately going to come down to the efforts and outcomes of your employees. So, it makes sense—it’s an important investment, you might say—to keep those employees feeling purposeful, happy, and appreciated.… Read more...

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3 Myths That Can Wreck Your Hiring Process

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 17, 2019

There’s a lot of received wisdom about the hiring process—a litany of “best practices” we’re all supposed to follow.

 

The thing is, that received wisdom isn’t always so wise. And the best practices? They’re not always very good.

 

You’ve got to be judicious, and to get the ball rolling, I want to highlight three common hiring myths that I believe do more harm than good.… Read more...

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How to Deal with Workplace Productivity Killers

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 13, 2019

Recently, someone told me something that was truly shocking. I was speaking with an HR professional, and she mentioned that, over the course of an average workday, most of us only have about three hours of truly productive time. And yet, we’re at the office for a full eight hours or more.… Read more...

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Managing 4 Difficult Personality Types

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 10, 2019

It takes all kinds.

 

You’ve probably heard that phrase before. And, you probably know how true it is. Take your professional team. Whether it’s tiny or its sprawling, I’m willing to bet that your team encompasses many different personality types.

 

And frankly, some of those personality types may be easier to get along with than others.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanManaging 4 Difficult Personality Types