Filling Slots or Building Resources

Rarely does anyone admit to being a slot filler anymore when hiring people, lot’s of lip service being paid these days to how people are our most important resource. But I regularly hear about new staff members being hired and thrown at the work. No direction,...

Did I Create This Situation?

At Inner Circle this morning, a member brought up the issue of a poorly performing employee. Early on in presenting the facts of the situation, he made a key comment about the situation, “I think we created this situation.”While discussing the situation,...

How Far is Too Far?

Some interesting discussions at Inner Circle this week. One really challenges conventional management wisdom. That wisdom being, don’t get too close to your employees. At a large corporation there are lots of resources and lots of employees, so it’s easier...