Archives for Professional Development

To PIP or not to PIP

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory.  I’m going to share with you today how we recently declined some business. Upon the conclusion of a Leadership Development Program that we completed last week in Florida, the President asked if we would work with one of his particular managers for the next 90 days under a Performance Improvement Program, commonly referred to as a PIP.  This means that there are specific things upon which the manager must improve in the next 90 days or the manager will lose their job –  a serious situation.  This
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What is your Management Report Card?

Hi, I am Mark Debinski, Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory. I would like to share a short story with you to share how we can use the basic tool of a report card to bring clarity around an executive’s actual performance, as opposed to one’s perceived performance. One of my coaching clients, Heide is the President of a 600-person organization with a few dozen locations throughout the US.  Heide was promoted to President three years ago is considered by most stakeholders to have been the right choice to lead the company. At a recent coaching session, Heide was describing
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