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Performance Appraisals Series Part 3:  How You Can Prepare For Your Own Performance Review

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Performance Appraisals when used effectively, can be a great way to increase employee engagement.  What if you are the one being reviewed?  How can you ensure that you can effectively highlight your own performance?  This can be a nerve-racking process, but there are steps you can take to better prepare yourself? This is the third […]

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Performance Appraisals Series Part 2:  Delivering an Effective Performance Review

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Performance Appraisals when used effectively, can be a great way to increase employee engagement.  Do you remember the last review you gave someone?  Did the end result meet your expectations?  Performance Reviews should be part of a yearlong performance management process.  It is meant to be a summary of all the conversations and one-on-ones that […]

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 7 Ways Leaders Can Make Difficult Conversations Easier

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Throughout the years, I have had dozens upon dozens of difficult conversations.  From laying people off, to discussing attendance issues, to conversations on performance.  None of these conversations were easy.  There were conversations that ended up going smoothly and those that left me feeling like I missed the ball.  The best ones were those where […]

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6 Reasons Why We Avoid Having Difficult Conversations

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Whether as a leader in your profession, or in your personal life, avoiding difficult conversations sows seeds of trouble.  The more we hold off on having an important but difficult conversation, the greater the strain we put into that relationship.  Our ability to have difficult conversations is an important skill. Have you ever avoided a […]