Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
January 14, 2016
As the season for employee appraisals is here, it is very likely that you are currently preparing for meetings with your team members.
This tends to be an anxious, yet exciting time for employees, who want to hear positive reviews from their managers, as well as showing them their accomplishments throughout the year. Learn More
February 13, 2012
It’s a more commonly-asked question than it might appear. Should I actually promote the person I am considering is right for the advanced role, or should I ensure they have the attributes, skills and knowledge before placing them in the new role?
August 18, 2010
You’ll have read lots of information about how to conduct an appraisal with your team members.
But what about when you, personally, are being appraised by your boss? Do you spend time preparing well and laying the foundation for your own success?
November 17, 2009
While no one really enjoys the appraisal process, I’m going to take a chance here and suggest something a bit different – why not have monthly or semi-regular appraisal meetings with each of your employees?
Before you start throwing your hands up and calling me crazy, let me explain. There are quite a few benefits that, as a manager, you can achieve by having more frequent appraisals and, in the end, your major annual appraisal will go much smoother. Here are a few reasons to consider. Learn More