The Value of Early Action for Declining Performance

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

One of the challenging parts of being a manager is dealing with poor performance. If you are a manager long enough, you will encounter a decline in performance from one of your direct reports. How you deal with that decline will determine the outcome. Usually declining performance does not get better — so when you uncover it, take immediate corrective action!

Taking notes when coaching
Managers, Don’t Forget to Document
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Routine documentation is an important part of any performance management or coaching process.

Employee receiving feedback
The Power of Behavior-Based Feedback
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Feedback is one of the most effective tools you can apply to develop direct reports.

Performance review form
Annual Performance Reviews — Beneficial or Time Wasters?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Completing one big annual performance review usually is a huge waste of time and money.

Learning at computer
Performance Objectives vs. Learning Objectives
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Have you ever seen a learning objective like the following for a training program: “By the end of this program, you will understand . . .”

Measurement of performance
What’s All the Fuss about Proficiency vs. Growth Assessment?
Friday, February 17, 2017

On January 17, 2017, the Senate confirmation committee asked Betsy DeVos how she would measure student achievement.

Facilitator working with students
The Key to Knowledge Transfer: Self-Directed Learning
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Malcolm Knowles, one of the fathers of adult learning theory, wrote the following in his landmark book The Adult Learner:

Adult learners bored by presentation
Key Principles of Adult Learning
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Have you ever sat in a training program and thought, “Wow! This is a huge waste of my time?”

The whole class is fired up about training
Do You Want Learners to be Fired Up About Training?
Thursday, February 11, 2016

The way to combat dull PowerPoint-driven sessions is by knowing, understanding, and mastering your responsibilities as a facilitator of learning.

Trainers being trained
Why Should You Train Your Trainers?
Friday, January 22, 2016

Whether your trainers have on-the-job experience or are new to the trainer role, it is important to provide them with skills to effectively facilitate learning.

Romar Learning Solutions 30th Anniversary, 1986-2016
Romar Learning Solutions Celebrates 30 years
Thursday, January 7, 2016

This year marks a wonderful milestone for Romar Learning Solutions — our 30th anniversary.

Coaching session
Leadership – A Focus on Management Behaviors
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

If the goals of leadership are to drive results and create an engaging environment for the team, then the behaviors the leader demonstrates are foundational.

Metaphor of plant being nurtured.
A Stewardship Approach to Leadership
Sunday, November 15, 2015

In recent years, leadership has shifted from a “command-and-control” approach to an engagement approach.

Managers managing
Continuing Engagement Development for Managers
Friday, October 30, 2015

Most organizations provide a comprehensive initial new manager development program.

New manager joining the team
Employee Engagement Development for New Managers
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

When upper management identifies high-potential candidates for management, it should provide those candidates with a comprehensive preparation program.

Engaged managers at work
Creating an Engaging Community of Managers
Saturday, August 15, 2015

The idea that managers play a critical role in creating engaged workforces is not new.