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?

Organizational Culture and Why We Need It

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 22, 2019

We hear the term organizational culture bandied about a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? The definition of organizational culture is best summarized this way: This is the combination of beliefs, assumptions, values, and habits that make up the psychological environment of your workplace.… Read more...

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Choosing a Keynote Speaker Can Be Tough. Here’s Your Roadmap.

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 11, 2019

As you plan your next seminar, workshop, conference, or professional event, one of the most consequential decisions you’ll make is who you enlist as your keynote speaker.

Your keynote speaker is ultimately the person who’s tasked with sending your participants home with something meaningful and actionable—in short, something that makes their time at the event truly valuable.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanChoosing a Keynote Speaker Can Be Tough. Here’s Your Roadmap.

Team Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

by Dr. Rick Goodman on July 1, 2019

ADP, one of the world’s top human resources software companies, recently conducted an employee engagement survey. The results are, to put it bluntly, pretty grim. But there is also some valuable insight to be gleaned from them.

 

According to ADP, only about 16 percent of all employees say they are “fully engaged” in the workplace.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanTeam Leaders Drive Engagement – and Here’s the Proof

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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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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How a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 6, 2019

I’m always reminding people that company culture is real, whether you can see it or not; whether you’re aware of it or not; whether you’re actively building it or just letting it happen by accident. Every company has a culture, and that culture has an impact on employee morale and engagement.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow a Positive Culture Keeps Employees in the Fold