Preparing for your performance appraisal is often met with many thoughts and emotions. Depending on your organization and manager, these meetings may be engaging conversations about your professional growth and development, or they are check-the-box type meetings simply held for compliance.
You are completely responsible for your professional development. That means you must take an active approach to have this conversation and determine the action steps that happen after.
In this episode, John shares several questions and scenarios to help you plan, participate in, and navigate your next performance appraisal conversation with your manager. Additionally, you can use these questions in any conversation to keep the conversation more engaged and informative.
Key Topics & Time Stamps:
· Webinar Replay is Now Available (0:50)
· Your Thoughts About Your Performance Appraisal Meeting (2:10)
· This is a Conversation (4:45)
· Focus on the Results (5:40)
· “Keep Doing What You Are Doing” (8:55)
· Asking for a Promotion (10:30)
· Give Your Boss a Little Grace (11:50)
· These Are Never “Gotcha” Moments (12:35)
· Saying “Tell Me More” (15:30)
· The Best One-Word Question (18:20)
· Having a Clean and Clear Conversation (22:20)
· When There’s Nowhere to Go Organizationally (23:00)
· Be Careful About Using Buzzwords (24:20)
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