Making Feedback A Gift For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

To that end, many leaders are now rolling up their sleeves as they prepare for the yearly organizational ritual of the annual performance review. business communication leadership Recent Posts feedback focus goals performance review shared purpose teamwork

How to Create Millennial Leaders in Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Many organizations don''t offer an annual performance review and most don''t even offer a quarterly one, based on our new research. Make sure that after each project they finish, you are telling them what they are doing right and what they can improve on.

What I Wish I Knew as a CEO That I Learned Later in HR

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When I first took over the HR role I was amazed at the number of projects that were underway in the HR organisation, and the fact that many of these, even if highly successful, would actually achieve little in solving a critical business need.

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7 Principles of Leadership Development: The Chief Executive

Mike Cardus

Some people stated, “ He tasked this project to us and I feel we don’t need to involve him. Also, that these would be part of the monthly, quarterly, 6 month and yearly performance reviews.

Ditch the Notebook in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Here's an example: January: Focus on your top goals for the year by setting up an Evernote notebook for each of your major projects or areas of responsibility. Set up a notebook where you gather news clippings that reflect your company's recent achievements, along with performance reviews and email kudos. Compile a personal guide book for your travel destination by clipping restaurant reviews, suggested itineraries, maps and other resources to an Evernote notebook.

Work Smarter with Evernote in 2013

Harvard Business Review

2012 can be the last year you forget if you make 2013 the year you commit to using a digital notebook like Evernote. My short ebook, Work Smarter with Evernote , which Harvard Business Review Press released today, can show you how. What would it mean to work smarter with Evernote in 2013? February: Create a notebook that gathers up any news clippings or blog posts that reflect your company's recent achievements, along with performance reviews and email kudos.

When You Criticize Someone, You Make It Harder for that Person to Change

Harvard Business Review

Managers should keep this in mind, particularly during performance reviews. That’s the circuit that keeps us working away at the small steps we need to take toward a larger goal – whether finishing a major project or a change in our own behavior. That may be why maintaining a positive view pays off for performance, as Frederickson’s research has found: it energizes us, lets us focus better, be more flexible in our thinking, and connect effectively with the people around us.

How to Reward Your Stellar Team

Harvard Business Review

But it''s tough to do that, especially when most management systems are so focused on individual performance, undermining the very teamwork you''re hoping to encourage. A few decades ago, companies were struggling with how to measure and reward individual performance.

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Keep Your Name Off That Layoff List

Harvard Business Review

After downsizings, for instance, it’s common for the survivors to believe that only the poor performers were fired. One factor that wasn’t very predictive, it turned out, was a history of good performance reviews. Only 23% of those who were laid off had been given a negative review the previous year. These were the people who over that previous two years had had missed deadlines, had committed to projects they hadn’t delivered, or had set the bar too low for others.

Claim Your Freedom at Work

Harvard Business Review

For a senior executive I'll call Karen, one of those defining moments came most unexpectedly when her boss tried to give her a one-line performance review for the third year in a row. This year, she was determined to elicit specific feedback, especially since she had just endured a stressful year leading a major project that defined the company's future. It would clearly require spending more time on projects she enjoyed and less on efforts that left her feeling drained.

Morning Advantage: Why Working Families Are Stuck

Harvard Business Review

And while you're in your apartment, organizing W-2s and awkwardly navigating free online software (OK, maybe I'm projecting here), many big U.S. Medtronic has ditched the old-fashioned performance review, eliminating the dreaded numerical rankings as well as a mountain of paperwork, writes Bob Staake for The Washington Post. Instead, the company has instituted a quarterly "performance acceleration" process that focuses on forward-looking goals.

Leaders Should Sweat the Small Stuff

Strategy Driven

Valuable time is wasted discussing mundane and pointless subjects that don’t impact the overall success of the project. Performance reviews become routine instead of being used to improve performance and reward truly exceptional execution. Many, including myself, believe that no other teams placed more emphasis on preparing to execute and then performing effectively on game day than these two storied programs.

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

They gathered data from performance reviews, past projects they worked on, and looked at the roles and responsibilities they had within the organization. She is currently President of the PMI® Mass Bay Chapter Board of Directors (2011 – 2013).

Stop Complaining About Your Colleagues Behind Their Backs

Harvard Business Review

While leaders and teams might consider this behavior to be innocent “blowing off steam” or the more strategic “confirming performance data,” I consider it a form of workplace gossip. ICHIRO/Getty Images.

How RFID Technology Improves Hospital Care

Harvard Business Review

The project was launched in 2013, and the RFID system was rolled out in stages starting in the summer of 2015. A collaboration of the editors of Harvard Business Review and NEJM Group, exploring how pioneering providers are making change happen.

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How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

Harvard Business Review

We’ve found that answering three questions can help transform culture from a mystery to a science: 1) How does culture drive performance? How does culture drive performance? One 2013 study illustrates this well. They will improve performance to different degrees.

To Succeed in Tech, Women Need More Visibility

Harvard Business Review

A study by Jennifer Glass and coauthors in 2013 found that women leave STEM fields at dramatically higher rates than women in other occupations. In 2007 and 2008 the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Anita Borg Institute conducted research on approximately 1,800 tech workers in seven high-tech companies, finding that women reported being less likely than their male counterparts to be assigned to high-visibility projects. Marion Barraud for HBR.

Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

According to a 2013 study by American Express , EQ is one of the biggest predictors of performance in the workplace and a strong driver of leadership and personal excellence. So in order to be successful you will need to be self-aware, flexible, and open to new ideas, projects, and people. Performance reviews emphasize firm and team contribution rather than individual performance. Vincent Tsui for HBR.