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Show Me the Love: Recognition that Makes a Difference (with video) thumbnail
Yesterday a high-potential, high-performing VP called: Karin, the thing is, I know I’ve been accomplishing a lot. And I shouldn’t need this. But, I just wish one of the big guys would just say “thank you.” HR and my peers have told me “Oh, if you haven’t heard anything, you can be sure you’re doing just fine. if you’re screwing up, that will be perfectly clear. No news is good news. But. The truth is, I’m so hungry for a simple “thank you,” or a nod that I’m on the right track. Is that bad?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   winning well
Try This Surprisingly Simple Way to Raise the Bar thumbnail
She looked right at me and yelled across the gym floor with conviction, “You are a dancer!” Now there are a lot of labels I’m ready to buy: “You are a leader!” I hope so. “You are a Mom!” Well, that one could go both ways, couldn’t it? Anything from “Good job, Mom” to “Is this your kid? What was he thinking?” “You are a keynoter!” I’m working hard every day on my craft, so yes, I’ll take that. But “You are a dancer?” Seriously? Not me.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Energy & Engagementwinning well
5 Signs Diaper Drama Is Destroying Your Culture thumbnail
Diaper Genies are a FABULOUS invention– for moms and dads. They hide the stink of a poopie diaper and exponentially increase the interval necessary to empty the trash. The stink stays conveniently wrapped tightly in plastic so no one can smell it. The stink is unavoidable and the diaper genie provides a welcome reprieve. But sadly, in so many companies around the world, I see the diaper genie in full effect.  »  Read More
 
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A Fresh, Fast, and Fun Way to Focus Your Team thumbnail
If you’re like most managers, you’re neck deep in performance agreements, stretch goals, and the dance between managing your boss’s expectations and warning your team not to sandbag. How you spend January can make the difference between a breakthrough and mediocre 2017.  »  Read More
 
Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Goal Setting Strategies for their Teams (and Themselves) thumbnail
Leaders share strategies for goal setting.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   Frontline Festival
Stop This Terrible Habit You Don’t Even Know You Have thumbnail
How do I know you have it? Because I have it too. Most high-performers do. It’s a sneaky little bugger, because on the surface it really feels like you’re doing the right thing. And on most levels you are. it’s a Winning Well core competency taken too extremes. But if you go too far, the stress will crush you spirit and undermine your confidence.  »  Read More
 
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4 Secrets to a Successful Performance Improvement Conversation thumbnail
You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Things improve for a minute. And the next day (or the day after), she’s back to her “hot mess” behavior. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s her. Some people are hard to reach. But before you write her off as “unfixable” take a hard look at your approach.  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   #ResultsThatLastwinning well

3 Ways to Rock Your Role in the New Year

3 Ways to Rock Your Role in the New Year thumbnail
Carol was visibly shaken on the other end of the phone. Karin, you know that new job I got, well I lost it. I mean, it’s not really my fault, the contract they had anticipated didn’t come through. I get it. But what bothers me more than anything is what my boss said a few days after I got the news. He said, “you never showed up in any meeting as well as you did in the interview. That was disappointing.” So I wonder if I could have saved my job, if I had showed up differently?  »  Read More
 
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