3 Takeaways from our latest Conversions

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo Over 17 years have passed since Gary Markle first sat down and laid the foundations of Catalytic Coaching. In that time, countless companies have made the conversion and embraced employee engagement through Coaching. They haven’t been the only … Continue Reading »

The Clever Coach: Green Sheet Tips

It’s time to make your plans! You’ve finished your Yellow Sheet and identified your accomplishments, disappointments, and what you want to be when you grow up.  Your Blue Sheet meeting went pretty well and your coach had some good feedback on your strengths, areas for improvement, and what they’d like to see in that Development … Continue Reading »

Catalytic Coaching Online App, Available Now on the ADP Marketplace!

Energage creates Catalytic Coaching Online to Help Companies and Employees have Meaningful Two-Way Career Development Conversations Application available for use on ADP’s Marketplace—the first ever cloud-based app ecosystem for the HCM industry— beginning April 2016 Ellijay, Georgia – April 2016 – Energage today announced the availability of Catalytic Coaching Online for download on ADP® Marketplace … Continue Reading »

Coaching for Succession

by Garold L. Markle   Catalytic Coaching, performed properly, is not an administrative add-on.  It is, quite simply, how a manager does her job.  It’s how an employee actively navigates his career.  As such, it is a powerful aid for assisting executives in performing one of their paramount responsibilities – succession planning. Jim Collins says … Continue Reading »

Efficient for You is Scary for Me

by Garold Markle   I recently met with a project team who was trying to increase employee ownership of a new change initiative.  They were tasked with the introduction of a new medical information management system that would greatly enhance efficiency and improve patient experience.  To them, the benefits were so large and obvious that … Continue Reading »

Performance Evaluations and Poop

by Garold Markle   HR’s irresistible attraction to performance ratings and grades reminds me of my dog, Baxter.  No matter how many times I tell him to quit eating deer droppings, he simply can’t resist.  I scold him and shoo him away from the latest pile of poop, but if I turn my back for … Continue Reading »

The Hunger Games at Work

by Garold L. Markle   There’s something inherently wrong with the ritual of rating and ranking practiced by some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies.  Let’s talk about two of the problems here.  First, the negative way it often makes employees feel.  Second, the complete failure of this elaborate and labor intensive process … Continue Reading »

The Great Unraveling of a Grand and Inglorious Tradition

by Garold Markle   The jury has returned.  The verdict is in.  Performance reviews (a.k.a. employee evaluations), as practiced for the past six decades by the vast majority of the Fortune 500, are no longer regarded as viable business practices.  If you’re still doing them, it’s only a matter of time before you feel pressure … Continue Reading »

The Improvements Keep on Coming to Catalytic Coaching Online!

We are happy to announce the upcoming release of Catalytic Coaching Online, featuring an all-new user interface (UI). Inspired by feedback from users and staff, we designed the new UI to accelerate user adoption, improve usability and increase productivity. We focused on the user experience for all users (managers, employees, and admins) making the product … Continue Reading »