Recently someone came to me upset after a tough interaction with his manager. He wasn’t fully prepared to present his idea and left dejected. An idea is only the first step, you have to make your manager believe that you have the ability to execute on it. So next time you have an idea for a new [...]
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Learn the best strategies for modern performance appraisals.
When we’re faced with something we think is a waste of time, we have a tendency to grumble, moan and halfheartedly do the work. The gap between our declared aims and real ones, between our real feelings and our forced participation, leads to insincere speech and actions. It effects our productivity. Communicating in clear language [...]
I learned a very tough lesson about resource management pretty early in my career. Coming from retail, I was used to the seasonal hiring and seasonal lay offs. While it was very difficult, people we hired knew the jobs were temporary and that they rarely resulted in full time employment. At my first dotcom startup, [...]
Steve Roesler has a great post up on All Things Workplace — It’s Not the Feedback, It’s What Follows. He makes an interesting point about feedback: Always remember that feedback is more indicative of the sender than the recipient. Feedback says, “Here’s what I think based on my expectations of you in these specific areas.” [...]
I read a great blog post by Chris Ferdinandi on the value of continuous communication in helping people improve: Ongoing communication around performance (a.k.a. helping your people become rockstars) is what being a manager is all about. Definitely! Based on my experience, one of the most effective ways to create a routine of continuous feedback [...]