Did you know that only about 30% of performance feedback interventions actually lead to increased performance? In fact, according to the most comprehensive study to date on performance feedback (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) researchers found that about 1/3 of the time feedback leads to performance, 1/3 of the time it does nothing, and 1/3 of the time […]
In the current day and age organizations are operating in an increasingly difficult environment that is characterized by tight competition, ever-changing technology, increasing diversity, and globalization. To respond effectively to continuous change and thrive in dynamic environments, organizations need to be intelligent and adaptive. They need to unite a diverse workforce around a shared vision. They […]
If you think back to the most important lessons you’ve learned during your career, what are they? How did you learn them? Chances are, the most lasting and influential things you’ve learned have been when you have succeeded or failed in the face of a challenging and dynamic experience. Realizing that experience is the best […]
The purpose of this article is to make clear the sometimes vague concept of employee development. In it, I will describe why leaders should invest in the development of their employees, what specific actions they should take, and how they can best support their employees throughout the developmental process.
“I don’t know how relevant this is, but I think it portrays an important point about job challenges and stretching people too far. A long time ago, I was a flight instructor for small, single-engine float planes. The lesson plan for teaching people how to fly is very sequential…”