About the author: Mike Figliuolo | SmartBlogs

Mike Figliuolo Mike is managing director of thoughtLEADERS. Prior to launching his own company, he worked at McKinsey & Co., Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. His is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and author of the leadership book “One Piece of Paper.”

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How do you invest your time and energy in your team members?

  • I spread it around evenly so it’s fair: 38.53%
  • I invest more heavily in low performers: 15.58%
  • I invest more heavily in high performers: 45.89%

Change Your View of Time Allocation.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How effectively do you recruit and hire outstanding talent?

  • Very — we consistently higher top performers: 16.24%
  • Somewhat — we get high performers from time to time: 42.44%
  • Not very — we struggle to find and hire top talent: 30.26%
  • Not at all — it’s rare that we bring on a top performer: 11.07%

Good People are Hard to Find.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How quickly does your organization make decisions?

  • Very — we get to decisions quite rapidly: 11.32%
  • Somewhat — we get to decisions with some delays: 29.11%
  • Not very — our decision-making process is slow: 43.94%
  • Not at all — it takes us forever to make a decision: 15.63%

Time for a change of style.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How does your organization deal with “bad behavior”?

  • We immediately take action and correct/eliminate it: 25.4%
  • We deal with egregious cases but tolerate it otherwise: 41.01%
  • We avoid dealing with it and hope it goes away: 21.16%
  • We have a culture that promotes and rewards it: 12.43%

Fix Bad Behavior Fast.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How well do you differentiate performance in performance reviews?

  • Very well — I achieve a great distribution of performance: 32.2%
  • Well — I could do a little better differentiating performance: 51.71%
  • Not well — most people end up with the same rating: 12.2%
  • Poorly — there’s little to no differentiation in reviews: 3.9%

Differentiation Matters.[…] Continue Reading »