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caring for the human resources

Today’s executives spend a lot of time managing the balance sheet, despite the fact that it doesn’t represent their company’s scarcest resource. The impact of the people, though it seems intangible, can be measured by the number of inspired employees in… Continue Reading →

3 questions

Achieving the best outcomes — job satisfaction, meaningful relationships, successful ventures — requires shedding our shoulds. We can do this by asking three potentially life-changing questions before pursuing a path or taking on a new commitment:Before You Agree to Take… Continue Reading →

engagement boost: praise, pizza or pecunia?

Which of these would you find most satisfying as a reward for doing a great day’s work at the office: a bit of extra cash, a compliment from the boss or free pizza? It may come as a surprise, but… Continue Reading →

the hidden forces that shape our decisions

When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we’re in control. We think we’re making smart, rational choices. But are we? Why do our headaches persist after taking a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a… Continue Reading →

simple exercise to get input from ‘your’ crowd

pretend your organisation, your people, your talent to be your crowd. Haven’t they always said that everyone is your customer, so do crowdsourcing for internal ‘issues’ too. See here a simple advice. Really make it also simple and have 3 groups… Continue Reading →

92 interview questions

Instead of trying to confirm whatever impression you formed in the first ten seconds. Performance based interview questions focus on learning about a particular performance situation or task, the action taken on your part, and the outcomes of your action. Here are… Continue Reading →

google’s hiring process

“YOU NEVER GET a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s. It unfortunately encapsulates how most interviews work. There have been volumes written about how “the first… Continue Reading →

how about KPI’s?

Because the Key Results (KRs) of OKRs actually encompass KPIs, Google, like anyone else who uses OKRs, technically uses both. Take a look at how to define OKRs and KPIs: OKR: Stands for “Objectives and Key Results;” it is a goal-setting framework that creates alignment, clarity,… Continue Reading →

examples of good OKR’s

One common hurdle in getting started with OKRs is to think about the right ones for you, your team and your company. This is an investment well worth making for your organization as it pays rich dividends in clearer strategy,… Continue Reading →

performance management – OKR

As the former Intel CEO Andy Grove explained in his book, High Output Management, there are two questions to be answered to successfully setup a system of shared objectives, like OKRs: Where do I want to go? This answer provides the objective…. Continue Reading →

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