Entries by dsiverson

Millennials, Feedback, and the Dreaded Performance Appraisal

Have you wondered why several major companies like Adobe, Juniper, and Gap are deciding to forgo the traditional performance appraisal process? Lately, the question that is on everyone’s mind; Are traditional performance appraisals still a viable approach to performance management? Many in today’s organizations don’t think so, and the majority are reporting that they are […]

A Manager’s Guide to Coaching an Action Plan

Vision with action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.  Japanese Proverb Managers often seem to struggle with holding others accountable for what was promised. Have you ever thought everyone was on the same page, and then the deadline was missed, the outcome was vastly different from what you expected, or your team […]

Coaching Questions that Create Awareness

Of all the skills that managers use when coaching, there is none more important than the skill, Sparking Insight. Changing behavior and moving toward transformation requires that one must first gain a deep awareness of what is most important. Once leader coaches have built a trusting relationship, asking coaching questions that create awareness can support […]