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Mark Federman
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Transformation, engagement, insight... and salsa dancing!
Transformation, engagement, insight... and salsa dancing!

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Appreciative Performance Reviews work best when they are incorporated into an overall framework of Appreciative organizational routines – this involves a mindset shift as much as procedural change. And when mindsets shift and procedures do change accordingly, the results in terms of employee engagement, productivity, intrinsic motivation, and innovation are nothing short of amazing!

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A leader who signals a winning expectation by providing autonomy and agency to their staff can accomplish amazing outcomes for their organization. Joe Maddon, Addison Russell, and the power of eliminating subtle, psychological controls.

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What's wrong with performance reviews? It's worth a serious rethink as we head into annual review season.

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Do you base hiring decisions on relevant experience and past accomplishments? The ancient paradoxical wisdom, that “you can’t step twice into the same river,” suggests that particular approach might not hold water. On this week's Reengagement 180 podcast we’ll take a deep dive into the idea of sapience in place of experience.
https://soundcloud.com/reengagement180/4-sapience-not-hiring-into-the-same-river

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Back to school and back to work often mean new opportunities and new job postings. Do you have on open position in your organization or department? Want to ensure success when bring in a new team member? How about trying a different approach for your next recruitment: NOT hiring the best person for the job. Sounds crazy? Listen to this week’s Reengagement 180 Podcast for some different thinking on hiring for today’s organizations.

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A Vulcan mind-meld might help. But anything less than that misses the biggest component of "knowledge transfer," especially post-merger or acquisition.

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"Moving to Serve You Better!"
When I was a kid, businesses always moved "to serve you better." Never because they got a better deal on the rent, or because they simply outgrew their old space. Always, to serve you better. I suppose I'm not that different from businesses of old. This blo...

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For all its industrial-model soundness, a performance management system that cannot detect and correct negative productivity isn't worth very much. ... Technology will often intensify a problematic system so that it becomes even more problematic, faster.

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Does Your Organization Promote Negative Productivity? The Answer is Probably YES!
An employee resigns from a department and isn't replaced (not through any affirmative decision to reduce headcount - no one would take the job). Productivity in the department goes up. Another employee goes on maternity leave. Their direct supervisor decide...

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Workplace mental health in the GTHA (and elsewhere) is eminently solvable... and for very little money!
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