There are many important attributes of great leaders; integrity is at the top of the list. Here are two leadership and integrity stories that you might want to share with your teams. Both stories have something very interesting in common. Story One A number of years ago Al Capone owned virtually all of Chicago. HeRead… Read more »
Posts By Carol Davison
Although they are no longer in the news, Hurricane Sandy victims are still suffering. As a result one of my high school classmates, Executive Chef Jim McGrady from Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant, invited 1,000 hungry people in South Jersey for Thanksgiving dinner. When volunteered he asked me to bring dessert. Which leads to our leadershipRead… Read more »
Are you a Federal or other employee with a disability? What are organizations out there doing to facilitate performance? Do you have any performance enhancing suggestions of your own? I am benchmarking against best practices and would appreciate any help.
Only 37 days until Performance Appraisals are due. Here are some steps to facilitate your supervisor writing you a good performance appraisal. 1. In accordance with the elements of your performance plan, detail what you accomplished and their impact on the organization. Email the list to the supervisor. 2. Make an appointment to discuss theseRead… Read more »
(From this week in FED Manager) Last Friday, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry and Jeffrey Zients, deputy director for management and chief performance officer of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), sent a memorandum to agency heads stating that performance awards for Senior Executives should not exceed 5 percent of anRead… Read more »
PMS: As a performance leader I had to implement a performance management system (PMS) that only the Human Resources Officer and I wanted (because her performance was contingent on it). I brought 3,000 people on board. Yes it works best if you have ethical, emotionally intelligent, appreciative inquiry, coaching leaders who compel their employees toRead… Read more »
National Puppy Day is recongized every March 23rd, to celebrate the joy that puppies bring our lives, to help save orphanzed puppies, and to educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. If you or someone you know is thinking of getting a puppy, PLEASE use Petfinder.com or a reputable breeder. You are NOTRead… Read more »