For me, it doesn’t have to be a big sit-down meeting. In fact, I’d rather it wasn’t. Doesn’t it seem odd that something as important and personal as someone’s career is put on an annual schedule . . . sort of like a termite inspection?

—An employee (perhaps yours)

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