A “Performance Review” System (with Templates)

This OpsMBA resource is a “Performance Review” system and template. We call it a “Results and Development Review” because it’s less focused on MEASURING the PERSON and more focused on MEASURING the RESULTS and DEVELOPING the PERSON.

5 Guidelines On How To Design Your Organization

The product you sell will be a reflection of the organization you design.

Feedback for Management: Give More Off-Cycle Raises

There are few better ways to show you care about and value your employees, and to retain your best people, than the unrequested, unexpected, unscheduled, off-cycle raise.

6 Steps for Creating Better Managers (with Tools and Templates)

How to create a better management system and better managers, and incidentally achieve your company goals

Introduction to Execution

Everyone has ideas. Few can execute. You’re better off having great execution and the wrong idea because with great execution you can learn and iterate on your vision as part of the execution. On the other hand, a great vision without execution will get you nowhere.

How to Plan and Set Goals (with Templates and Samples)

Planning is how you turn your foundational materials into measurable goals, a prioritized to do list, and project plans, to maximize your likelihood of success.

Your Startup Needs An Operating System

Your company has an Operating System whether or not you consciously build and nurture one. It will happen by default. And a default Operating System is highly unlikely to function well and get the long-term results you’re looking for.

Everyone Needs A User Manual

What if you had a user manual for your manager, the members of your team, or the people who work for you? You could, without years of working together first, learn how they like to communicate, how they like to manage or be managed, how they like to give and receive feedback, what their pet … Continue reading Everyone Needs A User Manual

Wow, That Was a Great Meeting!

Said almost no one ever. Much more common is: “I’d do anything get that hour back!” Meetings are important. And also a good way to waste time. Ten wasted minutes in a six person meeting = a wasted hour for the organization. That adds up fast to wasted days and weeks and a frustrated, less … Continue reading Wow, That Was a Great Meeting!