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Who Do Your Play For?

There’s a great scene in the Disney film “Miracle” about the 1980 US Olympic hockey team.  Coach Herb Brooks is making the team endure countless punishing sprints following a lackluster effort in an exhibition game.  At one point he reminds the players that who they play for is bigger than them:  “The name on the … Continue reading Who Do Your Play For?

The 3% Merit Fallacy

It’s performance review season at many companies right now.  Managers are sitting with their direct report and, hopefully, having thoughtful discussions about areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.  Employees, hopefully, are sharing their thoughts on past performance and goals for the future. How one’s performance is rated – and companies use various tools from … Continue reading The 3% Merit Fallacy