Goal-Setting Exercise: Can You Diagnose the Problem with Each of These 4 Goals?

Writing effective goals for your team is an essential management skill. In fact, if you’re bad at writing goals, it’s almost better to not do goals at all. Clear, inspiring, and meaningful goals create engagement—but confusing, poorly measured goals create … Read More

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What’s Better Than AI?

Artificial intelligence promises to be one of the most disruptive forces of the next ten years. It’s already a prominent talking point among 2020 presidential candidates. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that AI is more important than fire or … Read More

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[Guide] Set Effective Goals for This Quarter

As a new quarter begins, it’s time to check your organization’s strategic goals, assess where you are, and create a new set of goals for the coming 90 days. … Read More

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Join Us for a Strategic Planning Workshop in Austin on April 17

Do you have an upcoming board meeting, fundraising round, or strategic planning session—or just some open strategic questions? Well, we’ve got the event for you. On Wednesday, April 17, at 4pm, we’re holding an exclusive strategic planning workshop in partnership … Read More

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New Whitepaper: Don’t Stop at Strategy

At Khorus, software is a big part of what we do. But no app can instantly transform your business on its own. Organizational change is notoriously hard, and that’s why we not only offer extensive hands-on services and support to … Read More

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The Basics of an Effective Employee Compensation Plan

Every manager worries about whether their top performers are happy with their jobs. It’s an understandable concern when reports find that about 71 percent of US employees are actively looking for their next opportunity. The first solution that occurs to many managers … Read More

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The 4 Levels of Employee Motivation

What motivates the employees at your organization to do their best work? Are they working just for a paycheck, or do they feel that they are making a positive impact in the organization—and on its customers? Over the past few … Read More

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It’s Okay to Say No at Work

Imagine you have a new marketer at your company. Up and running for a few weeks now, Sarah has impressed her peers and senior employees with her insight and work ethic. This morning, she’s got several requests in her inbox: from … Read More

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17 Great Goal Setting Quotes, from Plato to Patrick Lencioni

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time,” goes the familiar saying from Zig Ziglar. It’s true at work, and it’s true in our personal lives. When we don’t have clear goals, we wallow in aimless tasks and … Read More

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Why “Feedforward” Works Better Than Feedback

Imagine you have an employee—a high-level manager—who just delivered a presentation to the board. Unfortunately, his presentation went terribly wrong. It hit all the wrong notes, and you know it didn’t make a good impression on anyone in the room. … Read More

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