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Millennials in the Workplace

The Millennial Generation (born 1981–1995) is 76 million strong, and many managers seem to have great difficulty understanding and inspiring them. And that creates a problem, because they comprise 36 percent of today’s workforce, a percentage that will grow to 46 percent by 2020. Managers who learn how to truly inspire Millennials to contribute their talents to address the many challenges facing organizations today could far outperform their competitors.

The Problem with Performance Review
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The practice of performance review has been around for more than a century. Although the practice didn't become mainstream until the 1950s, the primary function of performance appraisals was to provide a process for organizations to rate the effectiveness of their employees. The problem is most organizations don't do them very well.

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Garry Ridge on Helping People Win at Work

In the latest installment of the Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast, we interview Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 Company and coauthor with Ken Blanchard of Helping People Win at Work. In the podcast, Garry shares key principles from the book and how he has put them into practice over the past ten years at WD-40 with remarkable impact.…

Need to Get New Things Accomplished with an Old Team? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I recently joined a small but global organization as COO. I am tasked with looking at all of our systems and processes and finding ways to streamline, upgrade, and reduce our manual processes and the resulting human error. My problem is that the team I inherited is committed to keeping things exactly the…

Blurred Lines and Millennial Work Flexibility

Like many people, I have a smart phone. It’s excellent for both working and personal connections. In an instant I can exchange words with friends who are scattered across the country and participate in a stream of communication. I can monitor email from anywhere, which proves handy whether I’m keeping an eye on urgent issues…