Chapter 8Prepare for Better Competency-Based Performance Review Discussions

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

—David Brinkley

Many of us can tell positive and negative stories about things we remember from performance review discussions with our own managers—the bricks that they threw at us during the discussion either helped us to build a firmer foundation, frustrated us, or convinced us that we did not fit the building or organization. The key question is what we learned from the discussion.

How can you increase the chance that your own employees will learn something in the performance review discussion that helps them perform better in the future? How does a competency-based ...

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