Appraisals: Learn How To Love Them

Appraisals have a pretty bad reputation in many organizations. Managers dread having to give them and employees hate having to take them. But by simply focusing on 7 high-value components of appraisals, you can turn them into one of the most important activities you perform… and start to love them. Here are those 7 features. 1. Re-state The Key Areas. Appraisals give managers and employees the chance to re-state the key result areas of the job. These are, quite simply, what people are paid for. For a manager, they might be: Production; Quality; Costs; Safety; Staff. For an engineer, they might be Repair; Maintenance; Installation; Improvements. An appraisal is like the follow-up to a recruitment interview. Just as the recruitment …

How To Accelerate Your Personal Growth By Choosing What You Control

Do you know the difference between what you can control and what you can’t? Because if you don’t the stuff you can’t control will end up controlling you! In Stephen R Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” he explains the difference between your “Circle of Influence” – the things that you CAN control and your “Circle of Concern” the things that affect you but you CAN’T control. In truth, as I’ve talked about in one of my previous articles “Are You In Control of Your Life” the only thing that you can truly control is yourself, your mind, control your choice of response to external inputs, and what you choose to do to persuade others to accept …