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 »

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 »

Making News Again!

HR Answers: Employee Review Questions 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, … Continue Reading »

The Good Fortune Effect

by Garold (Gary) Markle Completing my coaching process this year with my top three direct reports revealed an unexpected dividend — a profound feeling of good fortune.  After really digging deep with each person, their strengths and our challenges, my overall feeling is one of both gratitude and optimism. The coaching process has again made … Continue Reading »

Sample of One

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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 »

TWO UPCOMING WEBINARS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Employee Evaluation Trap” and “Let’s Talk Salary” explain how company employee appraisal systems increase lawsuit exposure, and how managers can diffuse conflict in the salary meeting ATLANTA, GA (PRWeb) — Energage, Inc. a leader in employee engagement and performance management, will conduct a groundbreaking series of webinars to help North American companies limit their legal … Continue Reading »

Congrats to Our November CCC Graduates!

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Nov Grads

Eleven Companies spanning North America welcomed home newly certified Coach2’s after November’s Catalytic Coaching Course in Atlanta. Join us as we congratulate the 13 graduates!

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The Power of Personalization

  by Garold Markle A key difference between a good coaching session and a breakthrough, life-changing coaching encounter is the degree to which the conversation is personalized to the individual being coached.  The better a manager is at describing current reality and/or future potential in terms that impact the specific individual being addressed, the more … 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 »