AXIOS Blog

Want to Be a 'Zentrepreneur?' Get Out of the Way and Lead

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 08:18 AM

What does Zen Buddhism have to do with running a successful business? For John Murphy, president of Venture Management Consultants in Grand Rapids, Mich., the answer to that question is simple: everything.

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Tags: culture, performance, leadership, coaching

Toeing a Dangerous Line When Terminating Employee's

Posted by Shannon Burkel on Mon, Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

When the time comes to discipline or even terminate an employee, managers must be aware of the ever present threat of a violent backlash. 

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Tags: Labor Law, Compliance, employee communication, performance

Super Employee Engagement

Posted by John Sanford on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Tags: employee communication, performance, leadership, providing feedback, talent acquisition, HR Management, engagement, lead by example, Detroit

Performance Management Process – give it up, or make it work?

Posted by John Sanford on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 @ 01:26 PM

Many workplace guru’s are espousing the “no performance review” work environment, where formal review processes are shunned for a more casual process, or no process, whatsoever.  From a time & efficiency standpoint, it’s an approach that is hard to argue with.

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Tags: employee communication, performance, leadership, coaching, providing feedback, engagement

Performance Management Discussions – not for the weak of heart, but vital to drive results & grow your business

Posted by John Sanford on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 @ 02:51 PM

Performance discussions with employees are probably one of the toughest parts of being a business owner or manager, but not addressing issues can hold back your business.

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Tags: employee communication, performance, leadership, providing feedback