With that arrival of Q1, it often brings around long-overdue performance reviews. So whether you’ve just wrapped up yours or you’re delaying the inevitable, I thought I would share some of my own learnings about the daunting task of giving feedback.
I once finished a workshop when this lively, bright young woman came up to me for some advice. It turns out that although she had been at her job for almost a year, her boss had yet to give her any feedback. Her boss had been sick and missed her 6 months performance feedback review and never rescheduled it. She was, she told me, desperate for any feedback so that she could improve, do better and hopefully rise up the ranks.
Another previous client of mine who’s yearly performance review was due, came to me with stories of her boss rescheduling over and over – to the point