Uncommon Wisdom: Why Great Leaders Don’t Reward Results

In today’s economic environment—where most of us, even those who are succeeding—face pressure and uncertainty in our business, there’s an increasing emphasis on rewarding results. And why shouldn’t there be? Why shouldn’t we disproportionately direct praise, resources, and rewards to those who produce bottom line results? The answer is that—in the long run—doing so may empower lesser-valued employees, punish our future stars, and undermine the … [ Read more ]

When to Fire a Top Performer Who Hurts Your Company Culture

Four types of employees that can affect your organization’s culture: start, high potentials, zombies and vampires.