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What’s wrong with a “bring the solution, not the problem” attitude?

It is quite understandable that we don’t want our colleagues to keep complaining to us about problems and not take responsibility for the solution. But if we expect them to come to us only when they have the solution as well, they may be afraid to tell us and withhold problems that we should be aware of. Fortunately, it’s not that difficult to avoid the constant whining by creating a safe environment for colleagues to feel free to tell us their problems and bad news:

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Why is there little learning when coaching others?

Listening is a very powerful tool for a good manager. A good coach does not give advice, only asks questions. Coaching mindset, operating with questions, is essential to be a successful manager. All sound pretty good, in theory, but I don’t share that view honestly. I do agree that it is very annoying to be an asshole who has answers for all the questions, even to those ones that have not been raised. On the other hand, going by questions alone leaves little room to develop others. Let’s think about it…

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How can we de-frustrate performance appraisals?

Several studies show that people are becoming increasingly frustrated with such classification systems or deficit focused evaluations. A survey of the Institute for Corporate Productivity found that only 19% of job seekers thought their performance management system was valuable for them.

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The biggest questionmark of Talent Management Systems

I just happened to have a call today with a client; they are struggling to implement a talent management software. I was just wondering what purpose a system like that can serve…

He explained that their employees are invited to put their existing skills in the system and provide some information about their aspirations. It sounded a kind of a logical approach at first sight. He added that their people liked very much the special care when they uploaded their capabilities in the system and felt that they are better understood.

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A2M 4.0

Act2Manage – When dreams come true

Checking our calendar, we had a kick-off meeting at the beginning of 2021 and started dreaming about the 4.0 version of our Act2Manage leadership development application. And now, we have just released the improved version including most of those dreams. It is a major change from professional perspective as well, we implemented a number of new functions based on behavioural science and neuroscience.

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