Performance Matters Blog

  • January 13, 2021

If you manage employees, you need to talk to them. That's a no brainer, right? Yet manager-employee conversations are more of a myth than a…

  • December 24, 2020

I’ve spent the better part of the year talking and writing about resilience, personal and organizational engagement strategies, and future-proofing...

  • December 24, 2020

Turn the page on 2020. Leave it behind. It’s tempting to do. Millions of individuals worldwide have been infected. Thousands...

  • October 2, 2020

Ah, 2020. What can I say? It’s been quite a year. Australian wildfires, Kobe, the COVID-19 disease, the COVID-19 recession,...

  • August 10, 2020

Whether or not we’d like to admit it, we all carry bias. Built initially as a product of our instinctive...

  • June 18, 2020

In June 1999, President Bill Clinton proclaimed June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month; 10 years later, President Barack Obama...

  • June 2, 2020

As organizations have become flatter and more matrixed, leaders across all levels of the organization must find other ways to motivate and influence their colleagues…

  • May 6, 2020

Leadership research conducted by GP Strategies uncovered the need for four particular mindsets to lead effectively: growth, inclusive, agile, and...

  • April 23, 2020

Perhaps no aspect of life is more altered by COVID-19 than the labor market. After ten years of nearly uninterrupted...

  • April 21, 2020

If you want a coaching culture, work to make sure your people aren’t robots, that they’re not too serious, and that they’re not forgetting that…

  • April 21, 2020

While some have been monitoring the threat of COVID-19 for a while, for many, the gravity of the situation seemed...

  • March 11, 2020

With the growing threat of COVID-19, many organizations are asking their employees to work from home. Putting that into practice,...

  • February 10, 2020

For many organizations that want to migrate to a digital leadership development strategy, making the move is like breaking up...

  • January 24, 2020

With the start of a new year and a new decade, your organization is no doubt reflecting on talent attraction...

  • January 15, 2020

Some of us found our way to L&D because we were happiest in the classroom, while others are here to...

  • January 2, 2020

We made it to a new decade! 2020 is here and while each new year holds promise and a vision...

  • December 17, 2019

The needs of today’s learners are changing in challenging ways. On one hand, their thirst for anywhere/anytime digital learning is...

  • November 21, 2019

Growth mindset is having a moment. In fact, it’s having several moments. Carol Dweck’s seminal work, which has long advocated...

  • November 13, 2019

Resistance often comes from employees who are left in uncertainty. As we move into a new decade, the pace of...

  • October 28, 2019

I have a confession to make: I once had a mentor that I didn’t like all the time. She could...