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 »
Head Coach, Gary Markle, joined Mary Parker of All (n) 1 Security Services and Dr. Hunter and Dr. Sanford of Atlanta Spine Doctors this past Monday on Atlanta Business Radio. Tune into the podcast here.
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 »
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 »
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 »
By: Garold (Gary) Markle Jim Collins says that it’s leadership’s responsibility to “get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and everybody in the right seats.” Interestingly, he doesn’t say that it’s HR’s job. It’s management’s responsibility to make this happen. My question to Mr. Collins is simple. How do … Continue Reading »
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 »
The Vice President of a large client organization described his role as a member of “The League of Heroes,” an informal assemblage of leaders who combine their energies in an attempt to combat the forces of evil. Interestingly, in this case, evil is personified by the dispiriting and negatively infectious way a troubling number of … Continue Reading »