Thursday, January 21, 2010

Getting Back At It

It has been a few weeks since I posted to this blog. The Christmas and New Years holidays, along with visits by family members and the beginning of a new year have kept me more than busy.
However, I am committed to getting back to my "at least every Thursday" schedule and look forward to the opportunity of interacting with you about topics concerning leadership and life in 2010.

Today was an exciting day! I had the pleasure of delivering my "Making Great Managers" seminar in its new, expanded format (i.e. full day). I had a great time interacting with those who attended as we discussed a very practical process for performance management. We covered: 1) laying the proper foundation for successful relationships, 2) how to have a consistent performance feedback and planning session that contributes toward the success of our employees, 3) how to use S.M.A.R.T. goals to fuel significant progress and 4) how to coach for performance in between feedback and planning session.

We shared a lot of stories about how we have seen these principles at work, and the negative effects of their absence.

What kind of environment are you creating for those you lead? What is the quality of your relationships with each of them? How well have you communicated your expectations to them? And, are you supporting them in achieving those expectations?

Seize the day!

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