SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.
Last week, we asked: What is the status of your midyear reviews?
- I’ve delivered midyear reviews to all my team members: 16.45%
- I’m in the process of writing/delivering midyear reviews: 28.02%
- I haven’t started working on midyear reviews: 18.77%
- I’m not conducting midyear reviews: 36.76%
They can’t improve if they don’t know. Mid-year reviews are critical points in time for improving performance. Your people can’t improve on things they don’t know are issues. One of your primary jobs as a leader is providing the coaching and guidance your people need to improve their performance and skills. Don’t fall into the trap of letting day-to-day operations prevent you from performing this critical responsibility.
Mike Figliuolo is managing director of thoughtLEADERS and author of “One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.”