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?

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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Recognizing High Achievers (When You Can’t Afford Pay Raises)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 27, 2018

All of us like to be noticed. We like our good efforts to be recognized, and our hard work acknowledged. This is a basic truth about human nature, and it’s something most leaders know intuitively: If you want to retain your best employees, one thing you should always do is show them some recognition.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanRecognizing High Achievers (When You Can’t Afford Pay Raises)

How to Organize Your Desk for Improved Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on June 5, 2017

Looking to transform your creative headspace? To achieve more productivity with less stress? Start by reconfiguring your immediate surroundings. No, I don’t mean your building, your home, or your office—I mean your desk.

See, as a motivational speaker, I meet up with a lot of folks who have the best of intentions when it comes to their own productivity—but they don’t always understand how something as simple as a desk de-cluttering can position them for success.… Read more...

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How to Make Small but Significant Tweaks to Your Productivity

by Dr. Rick Goodman on May 17, 2017

I’m a motivational business speaker by trade, which means that productivity is something I hear about pretty regularly. Basically, everyone wishes they could be more productive, but not everyone knows how to make that happen. The conventional wisdom is that, to truly make yourself more productive, you’ve got to institute some big changes—waking up at 4 am, working on Saturdays, or something similar.… Read more...

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Dr. Rick GoodmanHow to Make Small but Significant Tweaks to Your Productivity