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Preparing for Performance: 5 Ways to Improve Reviews and Results

The times are a changin’ and never more dramatically than in the employee performance review model. While the annual or semi-annual performance review is not yet a fossil, the dinosaurs are disappearing as more businesses shift to continuous feedback types of performance reviews.

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The Future of Performance Management & Continuous Feedback


Clearly one of the greatest gifts for any senior leader is that of time, especially time with peers. Time to confide in each other, to share insights and challenges, to understand they are not alone. 

That is one of the greatest gifts of Clearwater Consulting's quarterly Senior Executive Leadership Forum breakfast on hot topics and disruptors. 
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4 Ways to Eliminate Difficult Conversations About Performance Reviews

Performance reviews remain one of the most difficult conversations that most leaders dread having with others. So what can one do to have a positive experience during a performance review? What can a person do to take the difficult conversation around performance, money or expectations and change it into a more engaging one where both parties--the manager and the direct report--walk out feeling good about things?

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Tough Talk With Your Boss: The Performance Review

"The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities." - Sydney Smith, author

You never saw it coming. As a matter of fact, you thought you had a pretty good year, all things considered. Your results were strong and you made most of your goals for the year. So why do you feel so awful? You just had your performance review, and you were a "meets expectation", for the second year in a row.

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