When you talk about an employee’s pay during a performance evaluation discussion, you are no longer talking about performance. Pay adjustments should follow from your assessment of the employee’s performance. However, when you discuss pay in the evaluation meeting, it distracts from your message about performance. If you have a choice, separate the two conversations so … Read More »
The need to develop leaders in the public sector is ongoing, yet many agencies put leader development plans on hold when budgets were cut. Now that many agencies are beginning to see the light at the end of the budget tunnel, it’s time to revisit plans to develop future leaders.
Many of the best practice elements … Read More »
Employee engagement studies have magnified the challenge of engaging public sector employees. Threatened benefits, public scrutiny, and an improving job market make public sector employment seem less appealing than ever before. Yet, when managers build strong connections with employees, regardless of the larger environmental pressures, engagement happens.
Many managers struggle with creating these integral connections for … Read More »
The typical performance evaluation discussion is one-sided. You talk and the employee listens. As a result, everyone walks away from the encounter feeling disengaged and unempowered.
The annual performance evaluation conversation CAN be a very productive and positive experience if both parties fully engage in the conversation. In fact, Painless Performance Evaluations are based on this important principle: The … Read More »
I am not sure from where my innate need to be right originated, but I assume that I am not the only one in the workplace that has this compulsion. Often individual action or inaction gives preference to dooming the program for failure rather than risk not being right. Surely successful leaders do not pursue … Read More »
In his talk with EML students, Mark Kroeker quoted former Dallas Cowboys football coach as saying, “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” Imagine the energy that could be released as leaders encourage the development of everyone’s potential!
Kroeker’s remarks are similar to what … Read More »