Self-Review: A Gift to Oneself

Self-Review: A Gift to Oneself

As I wrap up our annual performance review discussion, I would be remiss if I did not explore the importance of a self-review. Let’s face it, accountability to oneself does not always come naturally. It is too easy to forget to celebrate or ignore your shortcomings....
5 Steps to an Effective Performance Review

5 Steps to an Effective Performance Review

The power of an annual performance review is underrated.    In some circles, they are said to do more harm than good, especially if that is the only time you are meeting with an employee to review their performance. Too many times the annual performance review is used...
Performance Management Starts in the Beginning

Performance Management Starts in the Beginning

We are coming to the end of the calendar year, which typically focuses on the annual performance review. It is no secret that employees dread their yearly evaluation. Whether they admit it or not, most managers dread it just as much. Few managers and even...
Testing Your Effectiveness

Testing Your Effectiveness

Leaders do what they say they will do and expect the same from others. One of my mentors used to say, “You expect what you inspect.” Great leaders follow up and follow through. Great leaders test their communication effectiveness.    Testing your communication...
Building Your Communication Stage

Building Your Communication Stage

A communication strategy is the critical piece to bridging the purpose and the implementation of your vision or any major change program. It is a written plan that details the stakeholders and how the message will reach its audience.    An effective communication...
Living Your Values

Living Your Values

Last week we discussed the role values play in your decisions. Your values move beyond your personal choices and are naturally applied in your professional position. I will use my own story to bring living values to life.     Let me begin….   One of the most impactful...