Unconventional Places to Network

Chances are you’ve been invited to the conventional meet-ups, the groups, the conferences, that are organized with networking in mind.  Attending these events are like-minded professionals in similar industries usually for a presentation with cocktail hour.  Some thrive in these types of settings, while others dread them.  To make-up for this, it is beneficial to seek out alternative places […]

Why Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work

The annual review process is often seen by both the manager and the employee as a necessity. However, when performed correctly it can hold significant opportunity.  The annual performance reviews are dreaded by all parties, employee and manager.  It’s a fact.  The two most dreaded interactions managers have with their employees are the performance reviews […]

Infusionsoft: Performance & Personal Development is Critical for Business Success

When you walk into the Headquarters of Infusionsoft you can immediately feel the atmosphere and culture of the sales and marketing software firm. From the lobby you can see into the company’s bright open workspaces and in the middle is an in house “football field” (a tribute to their first office space within a converted […]

Performance Review - Don't make it a circus

3 Reasons to ditch the Formal Performance Review Process

When it comes to the performance review, managers often make the mistake of cramming it in towards the end of the year. With work piling up to be completed before the holidays, it can be a very stressful time for employees who are now faced with a career review meeting to see if they qualify for bonuses. This means that when it comes to career discussion, you might want to break up the review into meetings that occur at separate times of the year.