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In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A gardener sees the world as a system of interdependent parts – where healthy, sustaining relationships are essential to the vitality of the whole. A real gardener is not a person who cultivates flowers, but a person who cultivates the soil.” In business this has translated for me into the importance of developing agreements and […]

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A Softball Coach’s Perspective on Performance Reviews

A Softball Coach’s Perspective on Performance Reviews

| January 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

I once had a competitive girls’ softball coach speak to a group of emerging leaders of a technology company. More than one comment was made prior to the session concerning my mental stability. I will tell you that every single manager around the table never forgot what was said that day. Specific to performance reviews, […]

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Taxes or Performance Reviews – Which is more painful?

Taxes or Performance Reviews – Which is more painful?

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick survey. What’s worse – doing your taxes or going through a performance review process, whether as a supervisor or employee? I would love to know which one you would pick. There are a number of similarities between the two. Both seem to cast a cloud on the first quarter of the New […]

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