Employee Problems? Your Company Core Values May Be To Blame

Posted by John Boudreau on Nov 1, 2017 3:47:20 PM

I’ve noticed a common cause to many of the employee problems that exist in small businesses, the company’s core values.

Let me explain.

Often, someone in the organization is not doing what is expected of them and as we will see, that behavior is driven by an individual’s core values.

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Topics: core values, employee performance, company core values

How To Handle Poor Employee Performance

Posted by John Boudreau on Oct 16, 2017 1:33:18 PM

As a small business owner, poor employee performance can have a devastating effect on your business.

This is especially hard for small businesses because leadership is often wearing multiple hats and there is not a lot of time for training and assessing the true root causes of poor performance. This results is higher than average employee churn and stress.

As you read this blog, I want you to think of that one employee who is just not performing. My hope is to give you some ways in which to improve their performance and lessen your stress.

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Topics: poor employee performance, employee performance

How Employee Goals Can Improve Employee Performance By 80%

Posted by John Boudreau on Sep 15, 2016 4:11:16 PM

Recently, I listened to a presentation by Dr. Don Sull, global expert on strategy and execution.

According to his website, Dr. Sull is "a Senior Lecturer in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches courses on Competitive Strategy and Strategy Execution in Volatile Markets”

This is an extremely important topic since ALL businesses want to execute on their strategy.

Even more importantly, every business wants to achieve results.

Dr. Sull pointed out that there are over 35K books written on the topic of strategy but very few are written on how to turn strategy into results. 

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Topics: Goal Setting, employee performance, employee goals

3 Ways to Take the Pain Out of Measuring Employee Performance

Posted by John Boudreau on Jul 21, 2016 2:14:21 PM

It’s time for that employee review and you’re dreading it. You feel completely unprepared. You don’t feel good about the employee’s performance, but you don’t have any real data to back that feeling up.

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Topics: performance managment, performance reviews, employee performance, KPIs

What To Do When an Employee Just Isn’t “Working Out”

Posted by John Boudreau on Jul 13, 2016 10:52:25 AM

You hired a new employee and think they are great. Your entire has staff interviewed them. The new employee fits the culture of your company and things are off to a good start.

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Topics: performance managment, employee performance, KPIs, company goals

Do Your Employees Need To Be “Fixed”?

Posted by John Boudreau on Jun 15, 2016 1:04:53 PM

As or owner, have you ever dealt with an employee whose performance you were not happy with? Have you tried to “fix” the employee?

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Topics: Accountability, employee performance, performance managment