Let’s face it, it’s no fun when you get ambushed at work. Here are a few thoughts and recommendations to avoid ambushing your people.
Doug Thorpe Podcasts
In this week’s blog post I explore some simple triggers that can enhance your leadership effectiveness. Here’s the latest episode to explain what I mean.
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.
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.
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
- Their five highest priorities for the current month.
This process takes no more than 10 minutes per month, but it gives the employee a chance to tell their story and take credit for their contributions. Managers have the opportunity to affirm, guide, and even redirect their efforts, improving both the quality and quantity of coaching. Big Five is an excellent alignment tool, keeping team members strategically focused on their highest priorities. This innovative process takes less time than traditional, annual appraisal and improves corporate return-on-investment. But the most significant benefit to Big Five is that it can…
As a brand new manager, your confidence is going to take some hits. Here are some ideas to fight the drain.