Team Building, Employee Engagement, and more…

The latest Hawthorne Services newsletter is available here: Or follow this link: http://www.hawthorneservices.com/files/Download/HawthorneServicesMarch2015Newsletter.html

Posted in Continuous Learning, Employee Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Pursue excellence, not perfection

Last year, Victor Lipman wrote a great article for Forbes, “Don’t Let Perfect Be The Enemy of Good“, on tips to tame perfectionism.  The key takeaway is to avoid the trap of chasing perfection, when excellence and good results will

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July 2014 Newsletter-Brain Mode Power assessment introduced!

Hawthorne Services July 2014 Newsletter – click here

Posted in Employee Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

10 Important Questions to Identify High Potential Employees

According to a study by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), as many as 25% of high-potential employees plan on leaving their jobs within a year. Many organizations make the mistake of only looking at ability when assessing an employee’s potential for

Posted in Employee Development, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Talent Management

Microsoft’s continuing Windows 8.1 problems

I’ve read with great interest the most recent blog articles about Windows 8.1 upgrade problems.  Two weeks ago, I noted it on Twitter… with little information continuing from Microsoft.  This most recent blog post from Woody Leonhard at InfoWorld highlights

Posted in Technology & Hardware, Technology Advice, Technology Planning, Windows 8 mobile

It’s Not About the Nail… Right?

Have you seen the video?  The one about listening?  It’s gone viral, with over 2 million views in less than a month.  And while it pokes some fun about the differences in men and women, does it really hide the

Posted in Continuous Learning

Recent Hawthorne Performance System Upgrade

The Hawthorne Performance System, a solution used by small and medium sized companies to manage their employee performance, was recently upgraded to include the following features: 1)      The Goals application now supports combining default Organization, Department, and Position goals when

Posted in Employee Development, Leadership Development, Performance Management, Talent Management
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