Secrets Of Appraising Performance

If you are a manager or leader, an important part of your role will be to appraise performance.

At the same time, I have noticed that this is an area where managers and leaders often struggle.

So what can you do to get better at appraising performance?

  1. Make sure that people have clear objectives at the start against which you can assess performance.
  2. Set the meeting in context and make it clear what the meeting is and is not about.
  3. Encourage the person being appraised to first give their views on how they have performed.
  4. When providing your insights, highlight both positives and opportunities for improvement.
  5. Give specific examples. These bring alive the feedback that you are providing.
  6. Spend time talking about future aspirations.
  7. Keep the focus on helping others to achieve their optimal performance.

The reality is that some simple adjustments can revolutionize your skills in appraising performance.

So what’s your best tip to getting better at appraising performance?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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