Crowdsourcing and Performance Feedback? Meh…

Bob Wiesner | Jul 15, 2012

  Performance management requires frequent and actionable performance feedback.  I’ve long advocated the importance of two particular elements to make this feedback as useful...

Try Before You Buy

Bob Wiesner | Jul 10, 2012

      Apple Stores are in many ways models of the ideal retail experience.  And there is much those of us in professional...

Is This Your #1 Barrier to Change?

Bob Wiesner | Jun 29, 2012

On many occasions I’ve been asked to help senior leaders change their behavior.  It’s an important challenge, and a very cool one.  As suggested...

One Way to Make Your History More Persuasive

Bob Wiesner | Jun 27, 2012

  The idea of rewriting a company’s or a leader’s history (HBR Blog at http://tinyurl.com/czgwu7r)  is fascinating on many levels. We know the power of...

Maybe the Single Biggest Mistake in Giving Feedback?

Bob Wiesner | Jun 26, 2012

    Very interesting read from HBR a little while ago on leadership behavior, feedback and assessment. http://tinyurl.com/6umtklu.  The essence of the article:  Leaders know...

Four Aspects of Intimacy and the New Business Pursuit

Bob Wiesner | Jun 14, 2012

  The concept of “intimacy” is really interesting.  I’ve been a strong advocate of the  correlation of authenticity, empathy, and trust with effective leadership. ...

Filling the Trust Gap

Bob Wiesner | Jun 13, 2012

Winning new business or building a team – both require trust. Losing clients and losing key employees – both are often the result of...

Our Own Worst Enemy

Bob Wiesner | Jun 11, 2012

This article in the Wall Street Journal (Software Screening Rejects Job Seekers – WSJ.com)  makes a very interesting – and a bit depressing –...

Interviewing for Insights

Bob Wiesner | Jun 03, 2012

Very important comment by Mike Sheehan in Sunday’s New York Times business section.   In it, he says candidates need to be able to “turn observations...

Complacency: The Silent Killer

Bob Wiesner | Jun 01, 2012

A brief quote in the Ad Age article about the BMW Mini pitch caught my attention.  Maybe you saw it too. “BSSP demonstrated that while their...