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5 Strategies to Improve Performance Management and Unlock Potential

  By: Kathleen Teehan Develop a Coaching Culture.  Although coaching has traditionally been used as a development tool for leaders, organizations are expanding the reach to include individuals as every stage of their career.  Essentially, coaching involves asking individuals the right questions and getting them to reach their own “aha…

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Cultivating a Coaching Culture

by Ellie Eckhoff There is a growing movement among organizations to cultivate a coaching culture, as more companies realize the value of such a strategy. Traditionally coaching has been used as a development tool for leaders, in many organizations access has expanded to individuals at every stage of their career. …

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How to Retain Engagement after a Staff Reduction

  By Kathleen Teehan A reduction in staffing is extremely disruptive to the organization, the transitioning employees and all who remain in the organization (yourself included).  Individual’s involved may experience a range of emotional reactions including grief: denial, shock, anger, and finally acceptance. Remaining employees experience various levels of mourning,…

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ROI on High Touch Outplacement?

By Ellie Eckhoff Investing in the future of an exiting employee may seem counterintuitive, particularly if the layoff is part of an initiative to cut costs across the business. However, since the early 1960’s, when outplacement services began to take hold, there is enough compelling evidence that suggests that this…

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Is Your Organization Considering an Investment in Executive Coaching?

Article by Laura Poisson   Maximizing the performance of a leadership team through executive coaching can yield significant returns for an organization.  According to a recent global survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Centre, the mean Return on the Investment in coaching was 7 times the initial investment. It…

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5 Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of Employee Separations

  5 Strategies to Minimize the Negative Impact of Employee Separations   By Laura Poisson There are few things leaders must do that are more difficult than terminating someone’s employment. The key to minimizing the negative impact on the affected employee and protecting morale in the workplace is to ensure separated…

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10 Life and Leadership Lessons From the Patriots

By Ellie Eckhoff Team first – teams win together and lose together. Invest in and develop your players to bring out their best. Have one team goal and get all players working toward that goal. Inspirational leadership – put a “Brady-like” leader in front – people follow those they trust…

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Feedback: An Organizational and Individual Perspective

Feedback: An Organizational and Individual Perspective Part One by Geralyn Burke Gray, Annie Stevens, and Lisa Zankman   Feedback – An Organizational View   Why is it that so many companies struggle with fostering and providing ongoing feedback? It seems that we have many forces trying to make sure that…

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Engaging Employees After A Layoff

There are few things more difficult to do than terminating someone’s employment. Employees who are treated with dignity and respect in this process, and receive the support they need, will progress in their job search with greater ease and reflect more positively on their experiences with their former employer. Remaining…

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Isn’t It Time We Did Some Life Planning?

By Russ Jones, President, First Transitions, Inc.   Perhaps author and businessman Harvey Mackay said it best, “A dream is just a dream – a goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.” How often have we thought about various aspects of our lives and wished that somehow…

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Tips on Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

At a recent leadership forum, ClearRock, Inc., welcomed Shane Cragun, co-author of the book Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption. At the forum, co-sponsored by M2 Partners, Cragun shared extensive research on how to navigate 21st century turbulence with a simple model and process for making major change and…

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Boston-Area Professionals are Getting Back to Work Faster This Year Than Last Year

Local professionals are finding jobs more quickly this year than last year. During the last six months (February – July), individuals in a career transition in the Greater Boston area who worked with ClearRock found new jobs in 12.6 weeks. This is an improvement of 2.6 weeks from the individuals working…

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Survey Shows Severance Amounts Unchanged in Three Years

In its most recent survey regarding severance, ClearRock, Inc., found eighty percent of employers are providing the same amount of severance to as they did three years ago. Nearly all respondents (98%) stated Reduction in Force/Job Elimination as a reason for providing severance.  58% provide severance based on Poor “Fit” for…

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Why You Need a Personal Brand and How to Get One

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   Success at work requires that we take control of our professional image.  Your personal brand or your professional reputation has a direct impact on your career; the way you are perceived is how you will be defined.  The only way of changing…

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How to Overcome Ageism in the Job Market

By Susan Peppercorn, Senior Consultant ClearRock, Inc.   By the time you get into your 50s, you may feel that you deserve to rest a bit on your laurels having worked for 25 years or more. The reality is that no matter your age, your career is in your hands,…

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