What’s Your Performance Review Mindset?

If you’ve read any of my past posts on performance reviews (Putting the Fun Back in Performance Reviews, Performance Reviews: Character Issues vs. Skill Set Issues, Performance Review Mishaps), you know I like them and I look forward to doing them each year! Performance reviews should be treated as growth conversations, and if you enjoy growing and growing your teammates, they should be an open discussion and an enlightening process for everyone involved.

Since so many of us are entering the performance review season, I wanted to spend a bit of time today discussing the mindsets that the leader and their employee should have when preparing for and participating in a review. (more…)

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…)