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Evaluations. Performance conversations. Employee reviews. Whatever they are called, this month is a time where millions of employees are assessed for what they’ve done, with paperwork and meetings attached.

In many workplaces, they are formalities, and sometimes actual conversations that set a direction for the coming year (or quarter). But in some companies, such as the Jack Welch-era General Electric, Microsoft until recently and now Yahoo, evaluations take some form of ranking, with real consequences for those unlucky enough to be tagged deficient.[…] Continue Reading »

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and e-mail lessons. Read previous SmartBlogs posts by YEC.[…] Continue Reading »

I once had a coaching client confide to me that professional development just “wasn’t his thing.” His point: some people don’t see the value in the extra effort required for formalized self-improvement activities at work. This individual was a highly educated, hard-working and effective professional; I wouldn’t characterize him as a slacker.

As you might imagine, he isn’t a big fan of individual development plans, or IDPs.[…] Continue Reading »

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This week, middle school language arts teacher and adjunct education professor Mark Barnes wrote a post about why he has rejected traditional grading in favor of a system he finds more effective: narrative feedback.[…] Continue Reading »

This post is by contributor Mary C. Schaefer, a speaker, coach, trainer and consultant specializing in creating manager-employee communication breakthroughs and functional and positive work cultures. View and connect with Schaefer via her Re-Imagine Work blog or @MarySchaefer Twitter profile.

Have you heard of the book “The One-Minute Manager”? I know a guy I call the 18-Minute Manager, or Jake, for our purposes.[…] Continue Reading »