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Why Performance Management is Not Working

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What if you never did another performance review in your life? Would that make you happy? It pleases most people, research has shown that just about everybody hates the performance review process – employees and leaders alike! In this episode I speak with Barbara Stankowski, CEO of AMTIS, Inc, about how she refused to implement a performance review process, yet focuses and invests heavily in...
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Remote Year Month #8 in Review: Lisbon

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I can’t believe I have now wrapped up my time in Europe. Lisbon was an incredible city to end the experience in, full of culture, captivating beach waves and incredible port close by. I also flew to London and Belfast on two separate occasions; the weekly travel reminded me of consulting travel projects. Below is my month in review of Lisbon. Took a little longer...
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Why You Shouldn’t Shoot for the Stars

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Don’t shoot for the stars. In this episode, I speak with Matt Johnson, Founder and CEO of Pursuing Results. We talk about what self-awareness means to him, and specifically, we get in to why it’s best to look at goals as minimums and not maximums. He explains a method for productivity, accountability, and self-awareness reflection that gave me pause, even though conceptually, I’ve heard it...
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Comment on Why Starting with Why Matters for Every Leader by Chelsea Coster

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Great podcast! I listened to the first half at my desk and the second half on a run in 90 degree Florida heat and the Zappos ring story gave mec hills! I also love the “call to action” options at the end.
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Comment on Why Starting with Why Matters for Every Leader by Laura Gallaher

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Thanks for listening, Thomas! And yes, leaders are everywhere in an organization, not just in particular positions. Being clear about your why is useful even for (or especially for) self-leadership. Cheers!
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Comment on Why Starting with Why Matters for Every Leader by Thomas Harrell

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Good stuff. Thanks, Laura & Matt for sharing. I most enjoyed that you two gave concrete actions people can take even if they are not in “official” leadership roles in their organizations.
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Why (constantly) trying to get ahead can make you fall behind.

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I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking through my biggest takeaways of reincorporating time for thought and reflection into my daily life. Too often we get caught up in a desire to succeed and forget that success is not immediate. Pushing too hard, too quickly can be counterproductive, making you fall behind in the long-term.Here is the link if you want to read more.Interested in hearing...
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Hello December: T-Minus: 52 Days until take-off

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Welcome to December, y’all! It is officially official, my Remote Year experience has a launch date. On January 26, 2018, I will be flying from Phoenix to L.A., then on to Hong Kong, and finally landing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia! The longest flight I have taken to date has been six hours from NYC to […]
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September Flew By; October Disappeared

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Did I just have an unusually long blink? Where did September go? AND October is gone?! Lots of exciting news from September, maybe that’s why it went by so fast… It all started with getting to meet a LearnKey Alumni that relocated to AZ for an IT job at Spectrum. It was an honor to […]
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Introduction to Remote Year

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  In July 2017 I decided to share an exciting adventure with my LearnKey family. Here is the story. In my first two years with LearnKey, I have created a Job Ready Team from nothing, managed over 50 veterans’ successful placement in careers and assisted with strategic initiatives…. All while learning the ins and outs of […]
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