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Doug Thorpe Podcasts

Kill the Bell Curve

Do you believe your team performance follows a bell curve? This is a long-standing belief, but one that is proven wrong in research. Join me in this episode as we explore more valid ways to assess performance and improve employee engagement. Here are 5 key reasons why you should reconsider…

Building Team Trust

6 Proven ways to make Trust explode inside your team. Do you think your work team is just average? Have you ever thought about ways to make it better? What if you had a highly effective and productive team? Being a leader at work, at home, or in your community…

The 5 C’s of a Trusted Leader

Successful leaders build trust. Building trust is something you must do. Trust underpins every relationship in the workplace – between boss and employee, between colleagues, and between businesses.

Trust isn’t something that is inherent; it must be forged through consistent action. While there are many ways to become a trusted leader, here are some recurring themes. I’ll call them the “Five Cs.”

Father’s Day June 2017

Father’s Day June 18, 2017 I had the honor of delivering the sermon at First Baptist Church Richmond, TX. Listen to a message about fatherhood and the ways our view of our fathers here in this world can impact our understanding of our Heavenly Father.

Bill Weber, US Army BG (Ret) – Servant Leadership

BG Bill Weber was Deputy Commander of the Third Infantry Division when US forces marched on Baghdad. He has 30+ years of leadership training and some very strong ideas about what it means to be a servant leader.

Be a Better Leader

Are you a manager who is wondering about being a better leader? There is a difference. Here’s a short, simple explanation to get you thinking about leadership at work, at home, or in the community.

Introducing Big 5 Performance Management

Thinking of improving your current employee performance appraisal process?  Big Five Performance Management has been practiced for the past 15 years, at two Fortune 500 companies.  Here’s how it works. Each month, employees submit monthly, half-page reports to their managers describing two things: Their five most significant accomplishments from last month, and…