3 Tips for Employee Performance Goals

3 Tips for Employee Performance Goals

Employee performance goals can take many forms. They might answer what or how things need to be done, but most important, be sure they answer why. When your employees understand why, they make the connection between their goals and the company’s mission; it becomes...
Employee Recognition Starts with How You Treat Your Unsung Heroes

Employee Recognition Starts with How You Treat Your Unsung Heroes

Employee recognition is the formal or informal acknowledgement of a person or team’s behavior that serves two key purposes: To show genuine appreciation for the contribution To communicate that the person or team’s effort is valued We’re going to walk through why...

Setting Performance Goals

 7 Tips to Achieve Better Results When setting performance goals, be sure to break them down into manageable chunks. The key is to ensure your goals are not only realistic and challenging, but that they are achievable. Working together with your employees will help...
Leadership Development Blog

Leadership Development Blog

Welcome to the Blackhawk Leadership Development Blog, the musings of Blackhawk Consulting Group, LLC, a leadership development firm focused on managers who want to build teams, lead more effectively, and achieve superior results … all with less stress. The...
Performance Feedback

Performance Feedback

The Value of Timely Performance Feedback Everyone appreciates performance feedback – the timelier, the better. Leaders who provide feedback in a constructive manner develop others and foster a positive environment that instills loyalty. In doing so, they also foster...

Employee Performance Evaluations

Why are employee performance evaluations so stressful? When you think of performance appraisals, what is your first reaction?  Management and staff shudder at the thought.  Supervisors dread writing the report, but they want to get the job done. Employees don’t like...