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 »

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 »

Deloitte, Buckingham and Accenture: A Clue Without a Key

By Garold L. Markle   The verdict is finally in. “People hate performance evaluations!  Employees find them demeaning and managers consider them a colossal waste of time.”  I’ve been saying that for twenty years, but it now appears to have become obvious to even the staunchest of traditionalists.  That’s right, the companies who sold you … Continue Reading »

Performance Reviews: The End is Finally Near  

   by Garold Markle More than fifteen years ago I began what appeared at the time to be a quixotic quest to rid the world of performance evaluations.  In January of 2000 when I published my first book, Catalytic Coaching: The End of the Performance Review, the century-old practice was so deeply ingrained in global … Continue Reading »

Gary Markle and Energage in the News!

HR Answers: Revamping Reviews by Stephanie Schwenn Sebring With 25 years of marketing and communications experience, Stephanie Schwenn Sebring established and managed the marketing departments for three CUs. As owner of Fab Prose & Professional Writing, her focus is on assisting CUs and industry suppliers with their communications needs. For the full, original article, please visit: CUES.org Getting … Continue Reading »

Sample of One

#sampleofone #dontjudgeme

by Garold Markle   How many employees do you have to talk to in order to figure out how best to energize and engage a whole company?  To phrase the root question in more scholarly terms, what sample size is optimum to make statistically valid logical inferences about a larger population?  For example, if you’ve … Continue Reading »

Imaginary Dragons

by Garold Markle Sometimes the problem you think you see, is not the problem you actually have. When Carl, the CEO, described to me the difficulties he was having with Theron, his CFO, it sounded pretty bad.  There was no smoking gun, mind you.  Theron was more than competent, having successfully performed his job for … Continue Reading »

The Employee Iceberg

By: Garold (Gary) L. Markle As an HR generalist in a series of Fortune 500 corporations, I was instructed to treat employees more like “resources” than “humans.” We went to great lengths to focus on “the worker” while avoiding as much as possible anything personal.  What I soon discovered, however, is that when you go … Continue Reading »