Performance reviews. We go through them every year, like clockwork. But how beneficial are they really?   More often than not, we walk out of these discussions unsure of what are managers really think — and with no action plan for how to improve our performance in the coming year. 

When it comes to performance improvement, leadership expert Joseph Grenny, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Crucial Conversations, has come to see these annual reviews as a stumbling block, rather than a foundation to future growth.  Offering criticism can be a difficult task and not offering tough feedback can be seen as a weakness.  What’s the best way to work around these challenges and get the review you really need to grow in your role? Start before you even walk into your performance review meeting.

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