Mutually Agreed-upon Development Plans Employee Development Plans are part of today’s organizational scene. They are slightly different than performance management plans, which are organized by the company and performed monthly, quarterly or annually. These plans include not only what you, as the manager, deem to be...

How often do you have one-on-ones with your direct reports? Sitting down with for a one-on-one with direct reports regularly is something that BetterManagers regularly do. Expressing genuine interest in a direct report’s well-being -- both personally and professionally -- is paramount to building an engaged workforce....

Talent Development Made More Effective with Professional Coaching Recently, Andy Storch, of the Talent Development Hot Seat, interviewed BetterManager co-founder and COO, Wendy Hanson. Below is the full transcript. Listen to the recording here. Transcript: How to Empower Your Talent Development System with Coaching Andy Storch: Hey, everybody, welcome...

‘Tis the season. Not just for shopping and baking and over-indulging. It’s also the time in the calendar when we look back at the year gone by and make plans for the next one. 2018 may have been a good year for you personally, and...

So often we set lofty goals for ourselves, like “I’m going to the gym every day this week!” or “I’m going to write for 2 hours every day!” And that can be okay, except that often, when we falter or miss a day we feel...

New employees need to contribute to the organization’s mission--and help shape it--as quickly as possible. Here’s how managers can fast-track conscious evolution. (Hint: This works for not-so-new employees, too!) Why it Matters Onboarding new employees goes beyond an orientation session and an explanation of projects and processes....

Company culture is the emotional and psychological environment your staff operates in, day in and day out. It’s the most pervasive and influential determinant of your organization’s health and success.   Ask yourself: Are your employees engaged and excited about your company and their work?  Or...

Talent has been earmarked as a top priority for CEOs in 2018, as per the 2018 PWC CEO Survey findings, released in time for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Coincidentally, McKinsey published its own book, “Talent Wins”, reinforcing the notion of “Talent-First”/“People-First” organizations and advocating...