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    Performance Reviews Aren't the Answer: Embrace Curiosity for Consistent Career Growth

    November 22, 2023 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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    Performance Reviews Aren't the Answer: Embrace Curiosity for Consistent Career Growth

    Everyone knows what those end-of-year performance reviews are like.

    In many situations, it’s a quick, “Here, fill out this sheet with goals and objectives, and rate how you think you did this year.”

    Those ‘in-and-out’ performance reviews aren’t just not helpful to career growth…they can actually hurt your development. It’s clear that kind of performance review isn’t going to take you anywhere.

    Real career development and growth are everyday conversations you have over time. True performance reviews happen consistently, even the small conversations and feedback you hear weekly. Open dialogue is key, and asking questions is crucial to embrace your curiosity, and allowing you to really explore your own growth. 

    Those check-ins you have with your supervisor, manager, team lead, etc, should be recurring, frequent, and used as an opportunity to embrace the chance to grow yourself.

    Even more, between those sessions, you should engage in more development methods, such as asking for feedback from peers, clients, and anyone who can help provide insight into your strengths and areas of opportunity. Also, participate in activities to help you learn new things, add to your skillset, shadow people, and conduct learning projects. All of these just skim the surface of career development.

    The best kinds of career growth and coaching conversations have a process around them. Ones that understand the person and their motivators, and create a safe and open environment to do so with clear objectives.

    Construct the space to have really good conversations, and really develop your growth.

    Progress Coaching has a methodology for having those Career Coaching Conversations, called QALMS.

    Interested to know more?

    Listen as we go into more depth at the Career Coaching Bootcamp on Dec 8th.

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    About Author

    Tim Hagen
    Tim Hagen

    Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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