Thriving as an HR Professional In a Social Business Era

Published on December 17, 2011

Yesterday, I was amazed when SalesForce.com announced it’s acquisition of Rypple, a social performance management…

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The Double-Edged Sword of Bonuses

Published on November 30, 2011

Yay, it’s bonus season! All employees are excited to get some extra cash that they…

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How To Make Your 360-degree Feedback Process More Effective

Published on November 15, 2011

Feedback, everyone agrees it’s important. But timely and effective feedback is still missing in most companies. Over the past fifty years, the 360-degree feedback process has become popular as it provides the recipient with feedback from everyone that she is in contact with

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Abolishing Performance Appraisals

Published on November 7, 2011

I’ve recently re-read the book titled “Abolishing Performance Appraisals – Why they backfire and what to do instead”…

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Recognize Your Peers!

Published on August 3, 2011

Last week, the new recognition feature was released for 7Geese. This new feature allows for peers to…

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Motivate Your Team Intrinsically Or Extrinsically?

Published on July 21, 2011

There is no doubt that motivation is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. Motivation can be intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation is driven by an interest or enjoyment in the actions required to achieve a goal, without relying on external rewards or pressures. Extrinsic motivation is the opposite and requires external rewards such as money or external consequences such as demotion.

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Social Goals: a Buzzword That May Stick Around

Published on July 12, 2011

There is a new buzz word flying around these days in company performance management talks. It’s “social goals”. Social goals do…

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Why On Earth Did We Choose 7Geese For Our Product Name?

Published on July 8, 2011

Last night I was the keynote speaker at EIO, a Vancouver-based entrepreneurship organization. I did a presentation about…

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Bringing Sexy Back with Goals

Published on June 3, 2011

In my last post I covered the importance of having goals inside your company and I mentioned the fact that many companies fail at setting goals, making them visible, and following through with goals. In my next few blog posts, I will cover how to avoid failing with goals and how to overcome goal related problems inside your company. A common challenge with company goal setting is that they are not perceived as sexy by your team.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Set Company Goals

Published on April 29, 2011

This morning I was reading Mark Suster’s blog post regarding metrics and goals for startups…

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