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Jan. 12, 2010
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Performance Management Is a Team Sport
from Federal Times
Effective motivation is one of the key enablers of successful transformation. As director of the Business Transformation Agency (BTA) within the Defense Department, David Fisher's always looking for ways to generate that kind of motivation for changing the way we do business in more efficient and effective ways. More

Business Performance Management in 2010, Part 2
from BeyeNetwork
The single biggest problem facing prospective BPM adopters is getting the powers that be to go along with their plans. The problem really takes two forms, somewhat related to company size. In large companies, senior management is often far removed from the day-to-day struggles involved in gathering data required by key managers to enable them to make strategic business decisions. In smaller companies, this issue plays out differently, but often with the same results. More

Selling Yourself: Six Essential Steps Required to Sell the Most Important Product - YOU!
from ISPI
"Get the Job"! Master the six vital steps to sell yourself in catastrophic economic times. With 10 percent of the population looking for work today, YOU must have a competitive advantage against the 25 million Americans looking for work today in order to obtain an offer. David Coad invites you to participate in learning how to differentiate yourself from the competition, sell yourself and "Get the Job"! More

The Fine Art of Managing Change
from The Globe and Mail
So you have to tell people already shell-shocked from the economy that now they have to change? Yeah. Shell-shocked is usually a sign that you do have to change. Is this environment easier or harder for a change consultant? More

What Traits Do You Look for When Hiring Employees?
from Chiropractic Economics
During seminars on hiring, managing, and retaining great employees, speakers will often walk around the room and ask the audience why they fired the last person. Typical responses include, "bad attitude," "unreliability," and "lacked people skills." Seldom does anyone say a person was fired for lack of clinical or clerical skills. More

E-learning Project Gets Committee
from Next
To make Nigeria's quest for a place among the 20 economies of the world by 2020 feasible, access to information and communication technologies at all level of the education sector should be accorded priority, the minister of education, Sam Egwu has said. More

Harvard Wins Fans for Advanced Leadership Course
from The Guardian
Jamie Kaplan couldn't sound more enthused if he tried. As the end of his stint at university approaches, the experience has clearly left him buzzing with ideas and eager to get out into the world and make a difference. "I think on a completely different plain now than I did when I got here," he says in between sips of water in a small seminar room at Harvard Business School. More

Teaching Is Not a Numbers Game
from The Australian
Lord Kelvin famously remarked that: "When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind." He was talking about the natural sciences, but his words are often quoted to lend authority to the managerialist enthusiasm for performance metrics. More

Wages: What Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know
from Moneywise Magazine
A couple of months ago there was some great news on the equality front. The gender pay gap which measures the difference between what women and men earn for the same job fell to a record low. More

Eight Step Road Map for Successful Six Sigma Implementation
from Six Sigma & Process Excellence IQ Blogger
Is your organization ready to implement Six Sigma? If you weighed your pros and cons and believe that Six Sigma will help you in organizational excellence, then you are ready. Here are eight steps for successful Six Sigma implementation. More

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