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Ditch the Yearly Performance Review

This time of the year can be hectic, no doubt, but its important to take time to reflect and set personal and professional goals for the coming year. Don’t just focus on monetary or gains or career progression—both are great but establishing a personal mission statement to help keep you focused is extremely helpful.

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Do Employees Really Want Small Talk with the Boss?

Leadership small talk builds relationships A recent article in the Harvard Business Review disparaged small talk as an effective leadership tool. We disagree. Used judiciously, small talk sets the table for more open, trusting, respectful business conversations between boss and subordinate. Click through for our explanation.

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Are You Running Continuous Performance Reviews?

Get performance review check-ins on the calendar Performance reviews are only effective if the review process is continuous. One annual, HR-mandated official review is a useless exercise unless it merely the capstone of a year-long process of feedback and development. July is a great time to start that ongoing process. Let's explore a few ways to get started.

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Halogen Software Offers Sample Comments for Performance Reviews. We Disapprove!

Halogen Software Feedback Central provides sample comments to aid floundering managers in completing preformance reviews. We think this fixes a symptom rather than the deeper problem: The boss' lack of engagement with the employee development process. If you need help writing comments, you haven't been keeping up with your employee's progress! Click through for a fuller rant on "sample comments."

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Passion at Work: Nurturing it Starts the First Day of Employment

Generating a high level of passion in your workplace is hard work, and takes consistent focus on the goal. It also has to start Day One, when a new employee joins the team, and needs active guidance on the sources of the passion and how to maintain it.

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