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Appropriateness of KPIs and Bonuses for All Employees

August 29, 2015
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In a recent discussion, the topic of whether KPIs, bonuses and goals should be eligible for all employees within an organization.  I think KPIs and bonus are two different conversations, and as such, should be dealt …

Whose responsibility is it to Motivate?

August 28, 2015
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It is well understood in the academic literature that motivation is an internal force (McShane & Von Glinow, 2014).  Motivation is an internal drive, and many motivators are common among all people (McShane & Von …

Setting the Agenda and Leading the Conversation

March 6, 2014
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Corporations and their management teams can lead and their respective market segments, but they can also lead in other areas such as industry trade groups and engaging in conversation with their customers and peers. For …

Cloud Providers Should be Upset

June 11, 2013
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Today, I was just speaking with a colleague about one of the “victims” of the NSA data “scandal.”  It is the cloud providers.  All of these cloud-based providers have got to be ‘just thrilled’ with …

A few comments about education

June 2, 2013
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I wrote this the other day for a different purpose.  I made a few more tweaks and thought I would post it…
One of the first questions we have to ask is what we want out …

Difficult Conversations and Difficult Self-Control

May 18, 2013
One Angry Cat

We have all experienced the good and the bad of dealing with tech support, information technology departments, and IT people in general.  We have received exceptional customer service and support by understanding people who genuinely …

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