In my experience, making people “aware” of their performance and using management by exception creates better results and less work for a manager, as people will usually self-manage. It’s also kinder to provide absolute clarity about what good looks like.
WITH COREY CHAMBAS
Recently, I was on my bike riding past a marshy area when I saw a red-winged blackbird attacking a sandhill crane.
Long-time readers will notice that most of my blogs come to me while I’m biking because, well, that’s when I have quiet time to think.
Recently, I was thinking about the little stores that I’ve seen in Central America and Mexico.
The way Justine Thompson, a Nike master trainer, discusses breaking down athletic goals is very analogous to how you might want to think about your goals and tackling them with manageable action items.
Philanthropy is important to me as an individual, and it’s an essential piece of our culture in our company. Not only that, I think it makes us more profitable.
As the campaign chair for this year’s United Way of Dane County fundraising campaign, I was asked to attend and speak at the first meeting of the Loaned Executives, a group of community volunteers loaned from or sponsored by local businesses.
At work, sooner is better. At times when I need to deal with a difficult personnel management situation and I put it off, invariably something bad happens in that person's personal life.
I’m definitely a creature of habit. I ride my bike — on the exact same route — every Saturday and Sunday.
I marvel at old trees. Especially the giant oaks we have around the Madison area. I’m lucky because I get to see them in the country when I’m out biking and also when I’m walking around town.
Corey Chambas has over 30 years of business experience. He is the President and CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc., is chairman of the board of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the board of the United Way of Dane County and the 2018 Campaign Chair.