Captain's Log

Business
Jackie Curvan

Exceptional Performance By Design

The debate on the value of traditional performance appraisal programs has been going on for many years. Based on a Gallup survey, only 14% of employees strongly agree that their review inspires improvement of their performance, yet the overall costs of the annual review process can range from $2.4 million to $35 million a year in lost working hours.* Given the sizeable investment, it is important to ensure that your company’s review program effectively promotes engagement, inspires exceptional performance, and contributes to organizational success.  To Change or Not to Change? With years of negative feedback from leaders and employees alike

Individuals
Jackie Curvan

Change & Purpose

Believe in yourself and the promise of a brand new day! Life is a priceless gift from God, designed for a unique purpose. Just as a flower turns to catch the morning sun, We must be equally deliberate, equally bold, in finding our purpose. Change is just an opportunity to learn, reflect, and adjust your course. – Jackie Curvan

Individuals
Jackie Curvan

Creating a Successful Balanced Life

Life’s pace can be hectic with a daily blur of dizzying activity and demands on our time. You may often find it difficult, if not downright impossible, to maintain the right balance in your work, family, and personal life. To further complicate this challenge, many people are working remotely due to the global pandemic and tasked with managing work and family needs throughout the day. According to a Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) Study, 42% of the U.S. workforce is now working remotely; and according to multiple studies, many employees report extended workdays. Given these added challenges and

Business
Jackie Curvan

Leading Successful People-Focused Change

Disasters are costly, disruptive events that result in severe damage to the economy, the environment, property, and death. Hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and pandemics are clear examples of disruptive events. In less than a year, the COVID-19 global pandemic caused widespread loss of lives, damage to the economy due to business closures, supply chain disruptions, and soaring US unemployment rates. As companies grapple with these challenges and the impact on business operations and profitability, senior leaders are making the difficult decision to change direction. If this happens, it will be important to develop a clearly defined, people-focused change management plan

Individuals
Jackie Curvan

Career Management During COVID-19: How to Stay On Course

In the post COVID-19 world, where remote work arrangements and longer workweeks have become the norm for many employees, keeping career plans on course can be a real challenge. According to a Harvard and New York University study of 3.1 million workers, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the employee workweek has increased on average by four hours in many US and European cities. Despite these challenges, it is important to maintain a commitment to career development goals to remain competitive and keep you on course for success. In the face of a challenging work week and the demands

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