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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What to Do When a Great Employee Departs

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 29, 2018

Business owners and team leaders are zealous to avoid turnover, and they especially want to keep their best employees in the fold. Sooner or later, though, you’re going to have to deal with the unpleasant reality of a valued employee leaving the company, striking out for some new opportunity.… Read more...

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3 Ways to Transform Your Company Culture

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 22, 2017

Do you have a great workplace culture?

Maybe you do, and maybe you don’t. Some workplace cultures are truly excellent, while others are utterly lousy. My perspective, based on years of experience as an executive leadership coach, is that most company cultures fall somewhere in the mediocre-to-good range—not bad by any means, but also not great.… Read more...

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How to Use Culture in Your Recruiting

by Dr. Rick Goodman on April 24, 2017

Millennial workers differ from previous generations in several respects—but I’d argue that the most significant is this: They don’t take jobs solely on the basis of benefits, nor even career advancement. Both of those things can be important, but more than anything else, the workers of today want to align themselves with the right company culture.… Read more...

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How to Maintain Positivity in Your Company Culture

by Dr. Rick Goodman on March 15, 2017

You can’t force people to be happy—least of all your employees. What you can do, however, is create a workplace culture that promotes positivity.

This is a worthwhile undertaking, and for a few different reasons. The first is that a positive workplace tends to breed positive people—and when your employees have positive energy, they tend to be more productive, more energetic, and more engaged.… Read more...

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Employee Perks vs. Company Culture: What’s the Difference?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 5, 2017

As a leadership coach, I’ve encountered a lot of business owners and managers who dive into culture-building head-first. I always admire their gusto, but sometimes I must caution them to pull back. That’s because it’s all too common for leaders to confuse perks with culture—and while both have their place, the one is not a substitute for the latter.… Read more...

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How Your Culture Can Survive an Acquisition

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 26, 2016

Your company’s culture is the set of attitudes and values that binds your team and pushes you forward; there is nothing more important in defining who you are as a company, and what your company ultimately stands for. That’s why, when you merge your company with another, it’s so important to think about what that culture is and how it can be preserved, even as it blends with another.… Read more...

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Young Employees Value Culture—and You Should, Too

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 15, 2016

Leaders, are you paying attention to the younger employees on your team—members of the so-called millennial generation, in particular?

I occasionally see comments that are dismissive of these younger workers—alleging that they are too tech-obsessed, they are always glued to their phone, or what have you—but in my experience none of the common complaints about millennials actually hold true.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanYoung Employees Value Culture—and You Should, Too