“Performance Isn’t About ‘Performance’ — It’s About Conversations” on Helios Blog

June 6, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraLeadership No Comments

Almost all approaches to “performance management” are pointless. Why? In a nutshell, they make a fatally flawed assumption about people, which is the belief that we can change our innate wiring. This is another way of saying if I’m not “performing” there’s something wrong with me. I’m inherently lacking… something— knowledge, skills, effort, tenacity, etc. — and if … Read More

“The Corporate Way: Hide Everything” on Helios Blog

May 23, 2019By Josh Allan DykstraLeadership, Legacy No Comments

The corporate way is to hide, pretty much everything. Managers hide their reasons “why” simply because they can. HR hides behind “precedent” and hundreds (or thousands) of made-up rules and “policies.” Executives hide themselves physically in sequestered offices and behind thick mahogany doors. And companies especially feel the need to hide financials because it gives … Read More