Powerful Performance Management

Powerful Performance Management

Powerful Performance Management

Powerful Performance Management

Synopsis

To survive in today's hypercompetitive marketplace, leaders must find ways to elevate the performance of their employees. By continuously setting higher goals to strive for, strengthening employee competencies via coaching, and providing feedback to employees, leaders can create a positive performance cycle that leads to improved individual and team performance and, ultimately, stronger operating results for the organization. This action guide covers the three stages of performance management: goal-setting, coaching, and performance review. It includes step-by-step instructions and tips, the 10 elements of positive performance management, the five steps to preparing for a review, guidance on how to prepare the employees and engage them during the reviews, the most effective steps you can take to improve performance, and more.

Excerpt

It is critical that you, as a leader, have frequent “crucial conversations” with your employees to let them know at all times where they stand. Positive Performance Management (PPM) is based on the following belief: Leaders and their employees must strive to make performance reviews complete, honest, and timely. In the course of executing PPM, leaders hold themselves to the highest standard, always being fair and honest, and never injuring a person’s sense of dignity and self-worth.

Ultimately, by holding yourself to this high standard, you as a leader will grant employees the free will to make whatever decisions are in their best interests, whether such decisions involve re-committing to you and the organization, or deciding to move on elsewhere in their careers. Clearly, by executing PPM with character . . .

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