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Five tips to prepare for a performance review conversation

In Communication, Development, Effectiveness, Performance Management, Strategy on January 16, 2017 at 5:46 am

A photo by Liz Weston.

It seems performance review conversations have earned a bad reputation. Many managers may dread them because they seem tedious and laborious, followed by endless amounts of paperwork and administration that need to be completed and filed. At least for another six months or so.

And you, as you sit on the other side of the desk, dread it, too. Perhaps because you can sense how arduous it is for them. So you simply want to get it over and done with. But performance review conversations are not just one-way lectures. After all, they’re conversations, not monologues.

So have you ever wondered how you can proactively make your performance review conversations richer to serve you better?

Entering a performance review conversation having prepared for one has its benefits. By preparing yourself for your performance review conversation, you set yourself up for success in various ways. You work towards ensuring mutual understanding of expectations between you and your manager, ensuring goal alignment between yourself and your role, the department and the business, highlighting your strengths for increased job satisfaction, then identifying opportunities for development and growth to feed self-fulfilment and a sense of achievement.

Whether or not you intend to strive to a leadership status, it pays to approach every performance review conversation with a view to extend and leverage your career. So let’s look at how you can do this.

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Simon says

In Advertizing, Branding, Communication, Creative, Inspire, Learning, Personal Branding on July 25, 2013 at 4:59 am

I was driving the other day and stationary at the lights, I found myself looking out the window right at an ad that caught my eye.

So I whipped out my iPhone and snapped a shot.

I popped it up on Instagram and the next day, received an email from a friend who gave me a little bit of background to the tagline:

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

Recognize it?

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Word of the day: energy

In Copywriting, Creative, Inspire, Language, Word of the day, Writing on February 19, 2013 at 3:01 am


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