Employee Performance Reviews – Simple & Easy

By Teresa Lancaster on October 4, 2018

Simple & Easy – The two words that our clients use most often, when describing Threads.  Which is why, when asked “How do you create/conduct a good performance review?” we thought it would be helpful to share our simple & easy  best practice for constructing and delivering a performance review

Review Results / Something Doesn’t Add Up

By Teresa Lancaster on May 15, 2018

Have you ever found yourself feeling puzzled with someone’s graph placement, once you complete their review? Here are some things to consider, to ensure you are providing a true reflection on an employee’s performance and overall alignment to your culture.

Executive Coaching: How to Manage the Culture Warrior

By Sean Abbas on April 21, 2014

Ah, the Culture Warrior…  A person who exists in almost every organization in America and as a topic in many executive coaching sessions.  Most executives and executive coaches struggle with how to manage the Culture Warrior because they are usually a person who has been with you a long time. 

VIDEO: Green to Red: Troubles at Home

By Sean Abbas on April 21, 2014

Anyone who manages human beings will run in to a situation like this at some point.  There are many reasons someone can be disengaged at work – passed over for a promotion, not challenged in their job, outside of work issues, etc.  If a person has:

VIDEO: Green to Yellow: The Promotion

By Sean Abbas on April 21, 2014

Promoting someone is a great feeling and one of the rewarding things we get to do as managers.  We congratulate the person on a job well done and offer them a bump up from their current position in many exciting ways.

Welcome to the Threads Executive Coaching Series

By Sean Abbas on July 3, 2013

I got my first opportunity to lead a company of 80 employees at the ripe old age of 32.  The founders of the business told me that the promotion wasn’t only about my results as the sales manager, but also about how I embodied the company’s values in the way I treated people.  

The Real Definition of Organizational Culture

By Sean Abbas on June 11, 2013

Researchers study organizational culture from the safety of academia.  They tell us that we need to classify our cultures into one of “four different types”, learn the “dimensions of culture” or guide or organizations through a “five stage evolution.”  What does it all mean Basil?  Threads has the answer.