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FIVE REASONS WHY PERFORMANCE REVIEWS ARE WORTHLESS

Let’s first review what we know about the history of annual Performance Reviews:   Annual Performance reviews are artifacts left over from the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.  They come from…

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Are You Wasting Time on Your Lowest Performers?

Let’s face it, good leaders want their team members to succeed.  After investing time, energy, and resources in them, it is very painful to concede otherwise.  And servant…

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Set Your Employees FREE with “Trust-Based” Management!!

Thoughts From President, Rikki Schwartz Frankly, it boggles my mind that leaders who consider themselves to be Agile, still insist on imprisoning their employees with…

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What does an Agile Leader LOOK like?

Thoughts from President, Rikki Schwartz The problem with our beliefs is we tend to believe them. Once accepted, beliefs can become a reality that is…

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Emotional Transparency – Friend or Foe to Leadership?

One of the key tenets of Agile Leadership is transparency…and that includes emotional transparency. But for most people, including me personally, this particular principle almost always brings…

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Building a Culture Out of Core Values

How would you describe your organization’s culture? Are you satisfied with it?  What would your team members say if you asked them the same questions?…

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The A to V List: Aspire to keep Victims from Ruling your Organization

As a University of Michigan (U of M) alum, Ann Arbor MI was my home for 4 years. And without question one of the highlights…

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The Evil Genius Syndrome

The Evil Genius Syndrome:  Rewarding the WHATs…while the HOWs are killing us. -by President, Rikki Schwartz When I sat down to write this blog, I…

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What is a Chief Heart Officer?

Maya Angelou said “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”…

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Learning from a legend

Just as the calendar turned over this year, we lost a truly great leader…but not his legacy. Herb Kelleher, co-founder (later CEO and then chairman…

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Resolutions From A True Agile Leader

What do the New Year’s Resolutions of a True Agile Leader look like? Hey there, Rikki Schwartz here with some thoughts for the end of…

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Perpetually Preparing For Change

Are you perpetually and transparently discussing and preparing for inevitable work changes? Hey there, Rikki Schwartz here… I was born and raised in and around…

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