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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How well do you manage the ups and downs of your busy and slow periods?

  • Very well — I ride the ups and downs easily: 33%
  • Well — I do an OK job balancing the busy and slow times: 52%
  • Not well — I struggle frequently with going up and down: 14%
  • Poorly — I dislike the ups and downs and don’t do well with them: 1%

Enjoy the slow times.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Have you ever put someone on a formal performance improvement plan?

  • Yes, several times: 66%
  • Once: 21%
  • Never: 13%

PIPs are a challenge. People sometimes perform below standard and you’ll need to step up and put them on a PIP.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How well did your end-of-year review process go last year?

  • Very well — We did a great job of reviewing performance: 12%
  • Well — We did OK, but it could have been better: 31%
  • Not well — It was somewhat ineffective: 11%
  • Poorly — It was a frustrating waste of time: 18%
  • What end-of-year review?
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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

How prevalent is “analysis paralysis” in your organization?

  • Not at all — We do a great job of avoiding it: 12%
  • Somewhat — We occasionally get sucked into the data: 37%
  • Very — We spend too much time analyzing versus deciding: 38%
  • Extremely — We never make decisions because all we do is analyze: 13%

Get out of the data.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 210,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

What’s your outlook for the coming year?

  • It’s definitely going to be better than last year: 56%
  • It’ll be about the same as last year: 31%
  • It’s definitely going to be worse than last year: 13%

Optimistic Times.[…] Continue Reading »