Give the performance review a kick
Do you believe that synergy exists at work? Synergy is that quality of energy when two components come together and generate more vitality than existed separately. In order for synergy to work, YOU must contribute to the meeting, you must give of yourself, and you must add to the magic of the moment.
Give the performance review a kick – help your subordinate discover the magic. To do that, you must believe that great things are possible, and you also believe in your colleague. Set the expectations up before the meeting – this is the chance for your subordinate and you to become mighty champions in your organization working together. Train your mind to see the positive in the possibility – its there, yet you may have to look for it. Shine the light of intention into the meeting before you ever get there.
Get to work preparing. Understand your subordinate. What is his or her most outstanding characteristic that contributes to your business success? Begin with this point; identify the outstanding quality that will lift your direct report. Find three good reasons why this quality makes a difference for the business. Link it to what you need doing. Make it real with detail. You are going to help your subordinate take this quality and go even farther with it, so start by describing how this quality serves your business.
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Be a leader. Use imagination, career experience, and awareness of your world. Take action.
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