Sorry, can you say that again? You might not be communicating as well as you think

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“ ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy” — Not Jimi Hendrix The quote above is from an entertaining book by Gavin Edwards about how musical lyrics have been misinterpreted. Some might say that Jimi Hendrix’s actual lyrics from “Purple Haze”, “Excuse me while I kiss the sky,” might be about reaching for your own dreams (or maybe just about a … Read more

The verdict is in: Performance reviews are out. What will replace them?

Traditional performance management — the annual exercise of a manager reviewing the contributions of his or her employees and then sitting down with each for a taxing conversation — is dead. R.I.P. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported on GE’s recent move to ditch the traditional performance review system. They are not alone: in just the last two years, dozens … Read more