Employee Engagement Kiss of Death – Ignoring Performance Issues

By Michelle Malay Carter on July 24, 2009 

Subodinating the Moment for the Greater Goal Since my kids don’t read my blog, I have to admit that there are times when I pretend not to see rule violations in my home, because I don’t have the energy to deal with them.? However, if it is obvious that I have witnessed an infraction, I […]

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On Vacation – NC, VA, WV, OH and Back

By Michelle Malay Carter on July 12, 2009 

I’m on vacation for the next 10 days.? We drove our first leg of our trip today and took a tour of a nonactive West Virginia coal mine.? My forefathers made their living doing this.? The pay was 20 cents per one ton coal cart loaded without rock.? If the inspectors found rock, they would […]

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If You Want Accountability, You Must Grant Authority

By Michelle Malay Carter on July 6, 2009 

For What Are Employees Accountable? Employees are accountable for bringing their best to bear to their tasks and for giving their manager their best advice.?? Note:?They should not be accountable for their output, but rather their effectiveness in light of the circumstances.? Their output is part of the equation but cannot be the only point […]

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