Fact 1: Annual Appraisals are dead - stop using them and use continuous performance conversations.
Fact 2: Annual Engagement Surveys don't work - stop using them - use regular review and feedback. Remember to look in the right places.
Fact 3: Stop running meetings that add no value - run Meetings that Rock!
Fact 4: You are a leader of people not chief email responder - get from behind your computer and connect with people.
Fact 5: Trust your people and get out of their way. No one likes to be bossed, supervised or over managed! Stop micromanaging.
Fact 6: SMART goals are limiting - set DIRECT goals.
Fact 7: You can't do it all yourself... build your team.