Strategies for managing performance reviews during a pandemic

Whether you still have the dreaded annual performance review or you’ve moved to ongoing performance management conversations — or you have some blend of the two — performance management during a global pandemic takes on some new dimensions. First: Do them, or skip them? Whether you have performance reviews regularly or annually, should you do […]

lessons learned

Can lessons learned in 2020 improve our workplaces?

There were a lot of lessons learned in 2020. Some people discovered something new about themselves. Some found an inner strength and drew on their resilience. Others acknowledged the fragility of health – both physical and mental. Many of us have been shaken by uncertainty – our societal bonds, our economy, our income, our healthcare […]

storytelling

Storytelling is the career superpower your clients need to master

Being able to deliver a compelling career story will help jobseekers identify their value and communicate it to employers Alastair MacFadden Contemplating a path through an uncertain future can be agonizing. For students and workers, it can be particularly uncomfortable. They are bombarded with information and advice. From the future of work to the impact […]

workplace conflict

Is destructive workplace conflict affecting your team?

Every workplace has conflict, every group, every family unit. Conflict is unavoidable wherever there are human relationships. While we often view conflict as a bad thing, there are actually two types of conflict. It can be either unproductive or productive. Today we’re going to focus on the unproductive kind, and discuss what to do about […]