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May 18

Why SMART goals fail high performers

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

When it comes to goals, SMART goals are the typical choice for businesses. It makes sense, too, because the SMART goal methodology gives a way to ensure the goals are well constructed. But, a well-constructed SMART goal doesn’t equal employee engagement, especially high performing Cubicle Warriors. Instead, SMART goals fail high performers in three ways: […]

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May 07

Can management do SMART Goals?

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Yesterday, I did a media interview on the subject of “Better SMART Goals mean better management.” And the part about the SMART Goals is true: if management embraces making the SMART goal individual and not team, measurable to the individual and not just to the department level, and determines goal attainment levels for performance review […]

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Apr 29

3 reasons recessions are great for careers

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

There is gloom and doom about this recession, no doubt about it. There is also understandable hardship, layoffs and destruction going on that requires our help to those affected. But recessions are career builders. Here’s three reasons. Recessions force you to make hard choices When the world is happy and all is good, it doesn’t […]

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Mar 17

The Performance Review Secret

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

Your performance review has a big secret: your salary and bonus are determined before writing your performance review. There’s a good reason performance reviews are written after the rating is submitted. It is because your manager doesn’t know your final rating until after the completion of the budget for salaries and bonuses. The early ratings […]

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