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 »

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 »

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 »

Your Most Valuable Possession

What would you consider your most valuable possession?  When I first asked myself this question, I went down the typical list of possibilities.  We have a beautiful home.  And I really like my car.  Many envy my home theater and I take great pride in my extensive music collection.  I don’t have much art or … Continue Reading »

The Proven Path to Promotion

  There is a very simple secret to climbing the corporate ladder that has been utilized successfully for years.  In fact, I would guess that a majority of those who today hold senior executive positions followed this reliable route on their trajectory to the top.  And once they gain admission to this exclusive club, they … Continue Reading »

Trimming Out The Deadwood

Jack Welch, former General Electric CEO and Fortune magazine’s “Manager of the Century”, pioneered many benchmark-worthy world class business practices.  According to W. Edwards Deming, a person many believe to be the founder of the Quality Movement, however, Welch’s much ballyhooed performance evaluation system was not one of them.  And when it comes to the … Continue Reading »

Brrrrrrrrr!!!!! Motivating Without Money in a Salary Freeze

In the middle of a seemingly endless heat wave, isn’t it ironic that so many businesses have salary systems that are frozen? By presidential decree, U.S. government institutions and all federal contractors can distribute no merit pay increases either this year or next.  No matter how solvent the organization or how significant an individual contribution, base … Continue Reading »

Catalytic Coaching On The Brain

Brain Science Helps Explain Why Nontraditional System Works by Garold L. Markle Magaly Rodriguez was a young teenager when a massive revolution swept her native country of Cuba. Seemingly overnight, everything shifted.  A dictator was ousted, big industries were nationalized, wealth was redistributed and a traditionally Catholic country shifted swiftly to atheistic communism. Then came … Continue Reading »