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Job performance appraisal system needs overhaul

The performance appraisal approach at that time was strongly focused on stopping bad performance and “fixing” an employee rather than developing people. In today’s world, these performance management philosophies no longer work; however, it is well known that many organizations have not made changes to their approach. Learn More about job performance appraisal systems….

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Leadership in the Workplace

Someone once said you can tell the best leaders by the number of knives they have sticking in their back (tell that to Julius Caesar!). I’m not sure that good leadership naturally equates with others harming you or disagreeing with you or undermining you but I do agree that leadership is not always pleasant and it is never about making everyone happy. As Abraham Lincoln said – ‘You can please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.’ If you intend to take on a leadership role this is a maxim to live by.

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Golden Insights from GoldenGirlFinance.ca

Includes: Real estate commissions revealed: How to negotiate the best rate and sell your home for more; Feeling down? Canadian women’s standard of living sees decline: If you’re feeling tired and out of balance, the prosperous economy may be to blame; and We’re sizzling! 5 hot Canadian stocks: Canada’s industries aren’t exactly glamorous, but wait until you see the returns. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“Modern Outsourcing: Changes in Sourcing Value” KPMG

In the latest edition of Backbone magazine, KPMG’s Advisory Services’ Yvon Audette and Julie Sullivan discuss the recent evolution of outsourcing and key tips to help organizations enhance their outsourcing relationships in today’s environment. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“The Importance of Interview Skills for Senior-level Jobhunters” Paul Croteau, Managing Partner, Legacy Bowes Group

Most senior level managers and executives have little experience marketing their skills and/or being on the candidate side of the interview table. In other words, these senior leaders are simply not as well-prepared for that all important candidate interview. In fact, many senior level leaders take themselves for granted and do not do a good job of identifying or confirming the very skills they do have. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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“8 Steps to Develop YOUR People: Create training plans that rock!” Richard Lannon, Legacy Bowes Group

1. Define your organization’s training goals: Establish the benefits and value that people development brings to your organization. Think return on investment (ROI) and find a way to measure it. Remember, most professionals prefer hard skilled training. As the leader, you need to consider soft skills that align with your specific business needs. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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Why CEOs Don’t Get Innovation (BTO Article)

Stefan Lindegaard is a speaker, network facilitator and strategic advisor who focus on the topics of open innovation, intrapreneurship and how to identify and develop the people who drive innovation. His book, The Open Innovation Revolution, will be published in May, 2010. [Click on Pic to learn more]

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