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5 radical but much needed changes to the current performance review process

The world of performance management is changing. The latest thinking suggests that we shouldn’t have one (or 2) big performance reviews with our team every year, but an on-going conversation about performance all throughout the year. This is a change I completely agree with. The amount of time taken up with meaningless appraisals which go …

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4 very unusual tips to help you use your performance appraisal to get what you want and need from your firm

In this post I share the advice I have given to several clients about how to get exactly what they want and need from their annual performance appraisal or as it is sometimes called performance review.  How to prepare for a performance appraisal I’ve got a confession to make. I never really liked having my …

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How to safely demonstrate in your appraisal that you are ready for partnership

Sometimes, the only opportunity you have to talk formally about your career ambitions is in your annual appraisal. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your readiness for partner. However, many senior associates and directors blow this opportunity by not preparing properly for this very important conversation. In this article I will share with you …

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7 no-nonsense but effective ways to tell a team member that they are not performing

  One common conversation I have with my clients is how to get the message through to a poor performer in the team. Whilst the intention is always there to have a difficult conversation, very often this intention is not acted on. After all, there are always more pressing client matters to attend to than …

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Who should be the best judge of your performance – you or others?

How you view your career affects how well you do, so view it the right way! I was having a conversation with a business contact I have known and respected for some years now, we hadn’t met for a while so the first question was the inevitable: Her response made me feel rather sad, as …

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