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Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility.

“I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews. We are not writing short stories or Ph.D. treatises here. We are capturing the facts of performance, reflecting on how well the person met the goals agreed to, and recommending next steps in the development plan. The quality of your prose is immaterial when measured against the information you are sharing!

Writer’s block should not be an issue. If the leader can write an internal memorandum, he or she can complete a performance review. If managers don’t know what to write, then they have not been doing their jobs in keeping their employees focused and engaged at their tasks.

  • Are they afraid of being honest?
  • Are they getting nervous about having to defend what they write in the meeting with the employee?

These are also symptoms of a boss who is not handling Job One: Getting fully engaged in the progress each employee is making throughout the year!

*Aside from including Sample Comment Help, Halogen’s Feedback Central tool sounds like a great service. Making it easy to capture and import feedback received from other employees, clients, suppliers et al., is a wonderful way to make the performance review process more productive for all involved. Two thumbs up for that!

We would just have preferred it if they had not included a mental crutch like pre-written comments to let managers off the hook for not taking care of their primary developmental responsibilities over the previous 12 months.

Do you struggle with writing reviews? What makes it so hard? Is it the task of writing, or the fact that you have to admit you are not as familiar with the results you need to review as you should be?

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The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

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We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Lemonade of Employee Turnover

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Google Survey Connects Workplace Flexibility to Morale – No Surprise There!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

You Will Not Engage Every Employee – Nor Should You

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Make August Your Personal Rejuvenation Month

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Unbiased Opinion is a Myth. Discard It.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Time to Act Civilly at Work? Professor Porath Says It Pays Off.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

When Motivating Employees, Do Words Get In the Way?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How to Sell Senior Executives on the Value of Talent Development

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Temporary Project Teams Need Scaffolding to Work Well

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

To Manage or To Lead – That is the Question

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Break Conversational Habits to Break Out of Ruts

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Schedule that “Thirdly Review”!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Make Spring Fever a Productive Force at Work

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Change Happens Inside Out – Driven By Middle Managers

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Hiring Outsiders Costs Money. Save it by Investing in Human Development.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How Quickly Does Your Culture Sub-Optimize New Talent?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How Do You Fix a Jerk at Work?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Valentines Day Marks the Halfway Point in Q1 – How Are Your Leadership Resolutions Fairing?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

More Grist for the “Why Are Employees Not Engaged” Chat Mill

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Dave Tighe Joins Writers on LinkedIn as Employee Engagement Expert

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Tips for Kicking Off 2015

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

In 2015 Employee Engagement Will Look Like It Did in 2014…and 2013…

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement Must Address Professional and Personal Performance Factors

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

January Leadership Advice Deluge has Begun! Resist the Urge to Read It All.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

McKinsey Offers Evidence: Senior Executives Still Struggle With Leadership Habits

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Happy Holidays from Bovo-Tighe!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

2014 is Done – Time to Kick-Start January

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Sweat the Small Stuff Says Rory Sutherland in a TED Talk – This is What Bovo-Tighe Does for You

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Just Twenty Working Days ‘Till Christmas – What Can You Get Done???

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Defend Human Development Investments Strategically

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Be Great to Work With

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leaders Must Still Manage. You Don’t Get Off That Hook!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

It Takes Time to Change Employee Habits – And Lots of Support.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Recognition – Easy to Say, Hard (it seems) to Do

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Misguided Advice from Monster about Aspiring to a Leadership Role

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Honda Waigaya and Outward Bound – Lessons in Patient Leadership

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Master the Art of Questioning (and Listening) to Better Raise Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Kick-Start Your Team’s Productivity Push for Autumn

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leaders Master the Art of Questioning to Raise Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Asking Silly Questions Makes You Smarter

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement is Personal, So Personalize Your Approach

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Maslow’s Hierarchy and Employee Engagement – Make the Connections!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Case of the Market Basket CEO – Leaders Who Care Get Strong Employee Support

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leaders: Spend More Time Leading People and Less Time Doing Stuff

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Take Steps to Run Better Meetings – Walk While You Talk

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Confident Leaders Keep Arrogance at Bay With a Dose of Humility

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement is Really Simple – But Does Take Energy and Focus

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Great Leaders See Themselves as Others See Them – And Engage Better

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Sayonara June! Hola July! Time for Mid-Year Resolutions.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leaven Your Positive Leadership Outlook With Real-World Negativity – Pursue the Truth!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Reset Your Leadership Mindset for the Next Six Months

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Great Leaders Make Life Better for Their Followers

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Defend No Process – Defend the Mission Against Old Processes

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How to Maintain Workplace Productivity During the Summer Vacation Season

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A More Productive Mindset for Work in Six Steps

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A Great Set of Productivity Tips – Read This Instead of Facebook at Lunch Today

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Honor the Last Full Measure of Devotion on Memorial Day

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

As a leader, you will get angry – How you handle that anger is critical to team productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Middle Managers Can All Lead – If You Show Them How

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Never Assume: Pursuit of Truth Makes Decision-Making Better

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Last Mile of Employee Engagement is the Hardest to Travel

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

We Love the Energizing Month of May

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Transformational Leadership Skill Spring Shape-Up

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Still Pushing Employees to the Brink: A bad habit from the Great Recession.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Toyota Agrees: Machines Don’t Innovate – People Do.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Development Gaps Expose a Lack of Strategic Commitment

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

“Overnight” Organizational Change Takes Great Long-Term Leadership

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A “Lucky Seven” Set of Tips for the Freshly Minted Leader

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Does Your Online Presence Promote You?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leaders Don’t Pick Winners: Develop All of Your Team Members

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

May the Wind be at Your Back this St. Patrick’s Day

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Lessons for the Ides of March

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Our Foundations of Excellence Refresher

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Great Conversations Build Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

i4cp Research Isolates Six Key Employee Engagement Factors

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Tap Untapped Talent You Have Already Hired

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Each Great Leader is Unique, But They All Engage

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Supports Shell in Launch of New Gulf Platform

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Annual Performance Reviews Should be the Icing not the Cake

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Resources We Rely On for New Ideas about Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Machines Don’t Innovate: People Do.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Hide From Your Manager to Get More Done!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Quotes to Get Your Mind Set for February

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Development Does Not Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Brooke Bovo at TTI Winter Conference: Love Your Clients, Not Your Expertise

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Why Does Leadership Development Fail to Create Great Leaders?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

New Year Resolution: Make a Habit of Your Productive Mindset

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

OSHA Discloses Most Common Workplace Hazards – The List Remains the Same

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Lessons from Scrooge and the Grinch

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Merry Christmas from Bovo-Tighe

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

McKinsey Highlights Slow Adoption Rate for Intra-Company Social Networks

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Holiday Employee Gifts that Cost Little More Than a Bit of Your Time

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Books to Inspire Great Leaders Include Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals”

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A Culture of Agility Requires a Commitment to the Pursuit of Truth

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Lean Manufacturing Demands Fully Engaged Employees

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bovo-Tighe

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Rob Markey of Bain and Co.: Employee Engagement Rocks!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Flexible Job Schedules Can Win Employee Loyalty

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement a Strategic HR Imperative for 2014

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Maintaining Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Paradox of Employee Engagement: It Works Yet Few Companies Try

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Remember Veterans on Veterans Day with a Heartfelt Thank You

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Defuse the Gunpowder Barrel with Sustained Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Happy Halloween from Bovo-Tighe!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Minga Foundation Ups Productivity by Raising Awareness of Personal Motivators

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How Pessimists Keep Optimists in the Black

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Gallup Employee Engagement Results Not Budging

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Stop Being Nice at Work? Not So Fast!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Aberdeen Report Finds Competitive Advantage for Companies that Improve Hiring Processes

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Three Leadership Tasks That Unleash Team Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

What Prevents Teamwork From Adding Value?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How Can You Make a Vacation From Work Truly Stress-Free?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Time Off is Restorative – Organizations that Don’t Encourage It Lose Out

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Have Employees Track Their Own Successes to Raise Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A Quick Cost/Benefit Analysis of Employee Training and Development

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Participates in 2013 CLO Forum

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Labor Day in the U.S.: A Connection to Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Great Employee Engagement Starts by Asking a Lot of Questions

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Inspiration for a Hot Day in August

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement Remains Elusive: You Are the Problem and the Solution

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

More Thoughts on the Great Value of Middle Management Leadership Training

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Working from Home Does Raise Employee Engagement, if Done the Right Way

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Define leadership more broadly. Anyone can lead, at any level.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Engaged Employees Accumulate Business Acumen

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Engaged Employees Honor the Pursuit of Truth – And You Should Value That Trait

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Presents Dole Case Study at HR Star Conference

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Build a Corporate Culture that Embraces Change

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Happy Independence Day

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Celebrating Failure? You Bet! How Else Can You Learn New Stuff?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

CEOs Must Foster Culture Based on People – Not Process

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Gallup Confirms the American Worker Remains Unengaged

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Senior Consultant Steve Eddy Honored at the University of Nebraska

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Is it possible to be overworked and underutilized?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Create Great Leaders in Your Organization

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Retain Talent by Fostering Professional and Personal Growth

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Starts with Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Take the Time to Say Thank You to Those Who Died Defending Us

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

When Should You Micromanage Employees?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership in Public Management

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Time to Rehire Yourself?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Of Lollipops and Leadership

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

HubSpot and Netflix Offer Insights on Building Productive Organizational Cultures

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Why We Love May at Bovo-Tighe

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Are Millennials Really Different About Job-Hopping?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe and Harvard Business School Are On the Same Page

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Lessons on Leadership from Britain’s Royal Navy

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Raise the Meaning Quotient for Employees to Raise Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employees Can Only Manage Their Time if the Organization Lets Them

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Social Media Collaboration is Shaking Up How Employees Engage with Each Other

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Goal Alignment Takes Work and Communication that Counts

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Our Philosophy about the Pursuit of Truth Includes Your Health

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Three Key Drivers of Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

March Madness is a Leadership Moment

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

May the road rise to meet you on this St. Patrick’s Day.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

QBQ works well with the Bovo-Tighe Foundations of Excellence philosophy

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Tales from Top People – Courtesy of LinkedIn

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Marissa Mayer Should Focus on Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Accelerative Learning Article Now Posted on eZineArticles.com

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Drop Your Information Filters to Boost Engagement with Fellow Employees

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

More Thoughts on How to Engage Employees

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Challenging “Accepted Wisdom” Unlocks Creativity and Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Quotes that make you think – Are you open to the truths you need to hear?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Stephen Covey: A Truly Inspirational Force for Innovation in Human Development

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Summer Thoughts on the Pursuit of Truth

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Dissatisfaction Still the Norm in 2012 – Therein Lies Opportunity!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Exploring 8 Rules for Creating Passionate Corporate Cultures (Round Three)

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Stop Hating Meetings: Fix Them Yourself!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

New Bovo-Tighe Article on eZineArticles.com about Better Meeting Practices

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employees are Consumers of Corporate Culture: They won’t “buy in” until you earn their trust!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

101 Steps Towards Better Leadership

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership: A Worthy Distinction

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Cure for Bad Meetings: Pay Attention and Contribute!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Caring for Your Employees Unlocks Great Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership Behavior Can Stifle Productivity – Even Unintentionally

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership: Its Trappings Lead Good People Astray

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Information Underload: Bad for Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Zen and the Pursuit of Truth at Work

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Client News: Shell Sets Record for Deepest Oil and Gas Well

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How Kingsford Charcoal Taught DuPont a Thing or Two about Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – November 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Workplace Time Wasters: Facebook vs. the Two-Martini Lunch

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Dumb Things Bosses Do

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter October 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Steve Jobs: A Born Visionary Who Learned to be a Leader

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Old United “Speech” Ad Still Resonates Strongly in the Digital Age

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Power Breeds Overconfidence in Leaders

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Do You Know All the Facets of Employee Engagement?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Coaching for Senior Executives Must Come Up From Subordinates

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe’s September Client Newsletter – 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter – Summer 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Presenting at the National Property Management Association Annual Education Seminar

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe connects with the HR community at the HR Star Conference

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Book Review: How to be Happy, Dammit!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Client Newsletter June 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

One-Foot-Out-the-Door Disease is Bad for Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How best to make leadership training truly work? Never stop!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe shares a snap-shot of its ongoing work on Alaska’s North Slope

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Leadership: It all starts with you

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe Newsletter May 2011

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe at the Offshore Technology Conference

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

We applaud our client, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, on their Webby Award

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Technoserve extends its initiatives in Africa by leveraging Bovo-Tighe expertise.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Irrational Decision-Making: Embrace the Human Factor!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Performance Management Needs to Recover its Mojo

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

A standing ovation for an active client, Technoserve, which helps poor communities thrive worldwide!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe’s March 2011 Client Newsletter

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

The Bombardier Case Study: Successful Commitment to Employee Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Talent Management: All agree we need it. Few act on it.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

On Performance Reviews: The Urge to be Better-than-Worst Raises Productivity

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Influence Competence: Effective Employee Engagement Skills Under a New Name

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Talent Management: How It Helps With Crisis Management

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement: Have you thought about ice cream?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Tasked with Corporate Training? Seek Outside Help

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Corporate Communications: Keep an Equal Balance Between Ethics and Achievement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Changing Corporate Mindsets is the Critical Path to Cultural Change: Now We Have Research to Prove It!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe explores Kazakh Psychologies of Achievement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Corporate Cultures: Bottom-up change is best.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Are people truly your company’s best asset? Can you prove it?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Compensation Plans vs Employee Emotion

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Pay-For-Performance versus Full Engagement

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

On Leadership: Would you work for yourself?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Employee Engagement is simply the Foundation for Excellence

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Why doesn’t employee training work better?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Change Management: The entire organization needs to participate

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Fostering Innovation: HR Must Lead the Way

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

About that left brain-right brain split: It doesn’t happen.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

With Leadership Development: Are We Smarter that Fifth-Graders?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe’s January 2011 Client Newsletter

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Corporate Flu Epidemics: What Sort of Infectious Attitudes Do You Spread Around?

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Bovo-Tighe December Newsletter

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Change employee behavior by changing their bad habits.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Be the first on your block to re-engage your employees.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Performance Reviews done well require great communication.

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

No One Was Ever Motivated by a Meeting

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

No One Ever Improved by Having Their “Performance Reviewed Annually”

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Meetings That Rock!

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Corporate Mission Statements die on Plaques

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

Inhibit Intellectual Growth and Innovation in Your Company

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

How to incorrectly use ‘Management By Objectives’

We are on Halogen Software’s mailing list, so we get their product announcements. The latest one, sent last week, gave us pause. And not in a good way. To quote from the release:

Halogen Software Logo“With Halogen’s cloud-based performance management software, managers get access to comment help, coaching and development tips during a review cycle. And Halogen’s Feedback Central™ tool helps managers and employees capture coaching tips, feedback and recognition from managers, peers, HR teams — even from outside the organization. Managers can then pull this feedback directly into employee performance appraisals to provide support for ratings and comments.”

The second sentence is fine*, but the first? Yikes. Where is the leader’s own engagement in his or her employees’ development process if he or she has to rely on sample comments for inspiration? Providing sample comments fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: A lack of engagement on the part of the boss with the development process on which he or she is supposed to be focused as a core part of leadership responsibility. “I can’t write” is a poor excuse for needing help writing reviews.

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