Stimulating engagement through respect

“When you ask workers what matters most to them, feeling respected by superiors often tops the list.” That’s Kristie Rogers’ opening statement in her latest article on Harvard Business Review. Though hardly shocking for any contemporary leader or executive, it seems the business world hasn’t yet fully grasped the impact of it. As Kristie goes…

Who are you?

“know thyself” has been a popular mantra throughout the centuries. Socrates was absolutely right when he claimed that all wisdom begins with knowing yourself. You might think he was the first to come up with the idea of self-wisdom, but it actually goes even further back as it was written on the Temple of Apollo…

Reinventing Performance Management

Great post by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall on hbr.org Deloitte, a Herculean fan for ages, is redesigning their performance management system. Like many other companies, they realize that the current process for evaluating the work of their people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with their objectives. In a public survey Deloitte conducted recently, more than half…