Management by objectives in the agile era
When management by objectives takes into account the constraints of the agile era, it remains a formidably effective tool. How can you help your teams choose and reach their objectives in a context of uncertainty and permanent change?
Combine efficiency and benevolence
It is possible for managers to reconcile efficiency and benevolence. But between performance imperatives and employee fulfillment at work, the dosage is subtle. How can you find and maintain the right balance?
Feedback, an uncomfortable but invaluable exercise
Feedback is often an uncomfortable exercise both for those who give it and those who receive it. Yet, it almost always brings useful insights. How can we derive greater benefit from the feedback we receive?
Get the most from your consultants
Businesses increasingly rely upon outside consultants, but are often disappointed with inconclusive results or difficult-to-manage relationships. How can you make the most of your consultants?
Make use of everyone’s talents
Each of us has specific talents that enable us to excel in certain activities. How can you organize yourself to identify the individual qualities of your team members and build on them?
Evaluate your employees to enhance their performance
How can you conduct annual performance interviews to motivate people to develop their skills while boosting their short-term performance?
Manage informal performance factors
Lack of motivation, withdrawal, resistance, and infighting are all phenomena difficult to control with formal management drivers alone. How to influence informal performance factors?
Failure, a critical part of leadership development
Failure is a great learning opportunity, and thus an essential component of leadership development. How can people learn from their mistakes and find the nerve to bounce back?
Hybrid work: new challenges to be met
Most companies are moving toward a hybrid work organization, combining on-site and home-based work. How to benefit from remote work while maintaining collective strength?
Building a close-knit and efficient team
The pandemic situation is leading to a period when working is reinvented. How can we combine the best of “everyone in the office” with this of “everyone working remotely”? This involves reviewing the fundamentals of what makes a team performant.
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