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Knowledge Workers: Solution Paths: Getting from Here to There

Knowledge Workers: Solution Paths: Getting from Here to There

It is well and truly said that “We stand on the shoulders of giants.” All that we achieve or accomplish is built on a foundation laid by those who have gone before us. Nowhere is this truer than in my own case, and I would like to begin this column by acknowledging two sets of giants to whom I owe a great deal–and to whom this column owes a great deal.

A New Book By Glenn Hughes

A New Book By Glenn Hughes

The SMART goal framework is documented in more than 400 books, taught in countless workshops, and used by organizations around the world. It is popular, but it does not appear to be working. Half of American employees are unclear about what they are supposed to do at work, while 78% of employees are dissatisfied with the performance review process.

Third-Party Performance Appraisal; Three Stages

Third-Party Performance Appraisal; Three Stages

Many years ago when I and my mischievous associates were HR consultants to different companies, we engaged on the side in a number of unofficial information-gathering games (now perhaps called research). One of our favorites was to run a pool on which manager held the longest record for avoiding having to do performance evaluations.

The Consultant’s Competency Circle: A Postscript for Internal Consultants

The Consultant’s Competency Circle: A Postscript for Internal Consultants

There is no better example of a knowledge worker than the consultant. Consultants can be found outside and inside most organizations, in large firms and small, and as members of consulting firms and working as independents. In the February 2013 issue of Performance Improvement, we examined the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an independent consultant (Nickols & Bergholz, 2013).