Why Are Performance Evaluations So Torturous?

There you are, minding your own business, and all of a sudden - blammo - it hits you: performance evaluation season. Ugh. No one likes performance evaluation season. First, it often hits at the same time that the fiscal year starts; so, just as your budget gets approved and you are plunged into the fray …

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Myers Briggs of an Organization

Have you ever thought about the Myers-Briggs of your organization? I worked with a company once that I thought was INFP. In M-B speak, if you say someone is INFP, that means that they tend to take their energy from within not from outside sources, that they rely on their own intuition more than data …

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Done is Better than Perfect

Several years ago, I worked with a woman who was very annoying. She micromanaged everything. She insisted on seeing every memo that I sent out that might possibly be implied to reference her department. I made the mistake of sending them to her and then she edited them by printing them and writing changes until …

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