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Why How We Fight Matters Most

Analysis of business conversations inevitably reveals that they are chock full of misunderstanding, differences of opinion and inherent disagreement. Yet, it has been more than a dozen years since anything significant on managing conflict has been created. But in a recent and highly awarded study UVA’s Kristin Behfar and her colleagues have provided a new, […]

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Employee Engagement: “There is no there there.”

There is a terrific amount of opinion, written and otherwise, about employee engagement. But it looks as though what Gertrude Stein said about her home town of Oakland, California, is also true of employee engagement: “there is no there there.” If you can deal with the challenge, you’ll want to go through Rob Briner’s thought […]

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How System Thinking Changes How One Does Performance Reviews and Improving Performance

How System Thinking Changes How One Does Performance Reviews and Improving Performance By Robert Bacal Implications Of System Thinking for Your Performance Reviews The most important implication for conducting performance reviews is this: if your goal is to improve performance and the ability of your employees to contribute to the company goals and the goals […]

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What Do Managers Actually Do All Day?

By the time a smart Gen-Yer has been employed for a few years, the opportunity to manage begins to take shape. Thus, in this blog I intend to revisit a highly relevant subject: what do managers actually do? Leaders in the field have all answered the question in the same very traditional way. However, as […]

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