A lesson learned on giving negative feedback

So as a consultant I have had the privilege of being in interim director roles for some of the organizations I work with. This allows me to reengage my managerial skills that I sp frequently preach to others in my training sessions I continuously say to managers I am...

The Challenges of Working on a Team

I have found that second to managing people working on a team can be one of the most difficult parts of a job. We tend to be drawn to people who have similar work styles as we do and find working with people with different work styles very challenging. I have found...

Accountability is NOT a Four-Letter Word

I have learned from working on site with clients that the accountability I provide is critical to their success in the areas they have been working on with me. But I’m a consultant so I can’t stay forever (though many have asked me to just for this reason!) When I am...

Online or Paper Appraisals?

IAS makes online performance appraisals affordable to small businesses with as few as 2 staff members! TrakStar is an online performance appraisal system that takes the pain out of performance reviews. For most managers the difficulty of doing performance reviews...

What is it About Communication?

I have found through my work with clients that communication can be blamed for almost everything that goes wrong. An employee is irritated with their boss because they have not received any feedback on their performance but they have never asked their boss directly...