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What this episode is about and why you should care

I’m very excited about this week’s podcast because it is different any of my previous podcasts. My guest is Marcus Buckingham, the New York Times best-selling author of First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, Now, Discover Your Strengths, and the recently released StandOut. Marcus is also the founder of The Marcus Buckingham Company, which is a human capital management software and education company. Marcus states that most organizations actually are not ready for the future of work. His rationale being that we still measure things in very antiquated ways, particularly around performance management and talent management. We spend an insightful and engaging conversation on this topic including the inner workings of how ratings and reviews work within organizations, the problems, challenges and solutions. We talk about the trends causing the need for change, why measurement is so ineffective today, competency models and more. Marcus shares the four key questions he believes organizations need to ask regarding evaluating performance, and explains why performance coaching and performance evaluation are two completely different processes. We also get Marcus’ insights about engagement and happiness, his advice to organizations on preparing for the future of work, and what employees can do. Don’t miss this fascinating and unique opportunity to listen to Marcus Buckingham on why most organizations are not ready for the future of work!

What you will learn in this episode

  • Background on Marcus Buckingham, his company and what they are doing
  • Performance management and talent management: why what organizations are currently doing is not working
  • The role of data: big data vs. smart data
  • Buckingham’s insights on ratings and rankings
  • Performance coaching and performance evaluation: what organizations need to do to take us into the future of work
  • Buckingham’s advice to managers and leaders
  • Advice to organizations on the future of work, performance management and talent management
  • Buckingham’s thoughts on what an employee can do

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