Head Coach on Atlanta Business Radio

                  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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Rethinking the Salary Incentive at Tax Time

By Garold L. Markle, CEO, Energage, Inc. With tax season upon us, employees are more acutely aware of how their salaries match their career and lifestyle objectives. It’s a rare person who feels he is being overpaid for his job; quite the opposite. This perpetual tension results from measuring employee worth by salary, and it serves neither the … Continue Reading »

HeatTek Client Spotlight

Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with Dyan Brinkman, who is the Accounting and HR Manager at HeatTek, Inc. in Ixonia, WI. Early in January, HeatTek – an industrial oven, furnace and washer manufacturer – underwent a Catalytic Coaching System Conversion. The company of 42 employees was formed in 2000, however, a vast majority … Continue Reading »

The Collins Bus

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 »