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Some managers see the annual performance review as a necessary evil. The employees being reviewed sometimes see it as even worse and, for many of them, it’s the year’s most stressful workplace event. It shouldn’t be this way.
You can make the performance review a powerful tool for improving the workforce’s productivity and furthering the careers of the employees being reviewed.[…] Continue Reading »
Many of the leaders I work with are considered “high potential” to move to higher levels within their organizations. They are all really smart.
That’s a problem for anyone who has gained a certain prestige in an organization because of what they know, and it isn’t enough to stand out from the crowd. Look around and notice that your peers — all vying for a smaller number of senior executive level positions in the company — are smart, too.[…] Continue Reading »
Want to be more productive? Daydream.
When I was 6 years old, I remember my grandmother saying I was going to be a philosopher when I grew up. Apparently, I would spend hours happily looking outside a window daydreaming. One caveat to point out: This was in Pakistan in the 1970s, and there wasn’t anything good on TV![…] Continue Reading »
School administrator and #Satchat co-founder Brad Currie shares his top recommendations for professional development in 2013.
There is no doubt that 2013 will be another unbelievable year for relevant and innovative professional development opportunities. So far educators, including myself, have recently been affected by the likes of the ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, Educon 2.5 and the 2013 NASSP Conference in National Harbor, Md.[…] Continue Reading »