Monthly Archives: October 2011

Performance Management: Push or Pull Incentives, which do you rely on?

Are your incentive systems based on a push (encourage people to do something like achieve an objective) or a pull (encourage people to deliver a desired outcome)? A recent artcile in the national Post (18 October, 2011, page FP11) titled … Continue reading

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Talent Management: High Disruptive Leadership Performance (Steve Jobs)

In a recent Blog post by Jonny Evans in Computerworld What’s wrong with the Steve Jobs ‘reality distortion’ lie He discusses the implications of Steve Jobs being labeled a “Reality Distortion Field” purveyor. The implication being of course this is a pejorative … Continue reading

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Strategy Thinking and Action: The Power of “No!”

Like many people I have been fascinated by the life, contributions and purported capabilities of Steve Jobs. One ability was his discipline around strategy and action – “Saying No most of the time!” By all reports he had a strong … Continue reading

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Positioning Yourself for Uncertainty and Risk

Is there a way of conceptually positioning ourselves so we understand the nature of uncertainties and risks (U&R) we are exposing ourselves to? I believe we can do so. I use the common notions of U&R: Risks are when we … Continue reading

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Talent Management: Performance Appraisals are not Performance Management

Edward E Lawler III in a recent article (11 October, 2001; National Post; Page FP7; titled: ‘Learn to manage minus performance appraisals”) discusses the frequent problems that doing performance appraisals incur. He notes that we do this “form” (sic) of … Continue reading

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