Performance Reviews: Character vs. Skill Set Issues

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – performance review time! The company l lead is conducting employee reviews for all employees over the next two months. Many people think I’m crazy when I say this, but I really do love conducting performance reviews! I love having growth conversations and discussing employees’ goals and looking toward the future.

Of course, not all growth conversations are about what teammates are doing right. Sometimes these growth conversations must focus on a performance issue that must be addressed (though leaders should never wait until the annual performance review to address an issue that has been going on for some time). (more…)