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Meet the Founder of Avail Leadership

Michael Timms believes that everyone has the right to be inspired and uplifted by their leaders at work. As principal of Avail Leadership, Michael shows executives how to create a people-first culture and build a pipeline of leadership talent. He also provides leadership training and is a professional speaker.

Michael is the author of the book Succession Planning That Works, which has received critical acclaim as “an invaluable guide for identifying, and taking advantage of, talent within organizations.”

Prior to forming his own consultancy, Michael was a consultant with Deloitte and an HR leader in the construction and manufacturing industries.

When Michael is not helping leaders improve their game, he enjoys spending time with his family and going on challenging outdoor adventures in remote wilderness locations.

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Performance Management: 4 Questions Managers Should Ask First (Part 2)

By Michael Timms

In PART 1 of this article, I assert that, for decades, most organizations have been taking the wrong approach to managing employee performance. How can I make that claim? Because traditional performance management is based on the totally false notion that anytime an employee has a performance problem, the problem is with the employee. Most…

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Performance Management: 4 Questions Managers Should Ask First (Part 1)

By Michael Timms

This time of year, many organizations are gearing up for the annual performance appraisal – a practice best described as managerial bloodletting. It’s a tradition that, like bloodletting, has been used for too long, and has provided overwhelming evidence that it does more harm than good. And yet, there are still organizations that continue to…

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About Avail Leadership

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There is ample evidence that organizations are not leveraging their single greatest performance enhancing tool: leadership. Avail Leadership is a leadership development and human resources consultancy dedicated to helping organizations improve their performance through better people systems and leadership.

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