E58 Avoid the Dreaded Yearly Performance Review Cycle, Use Radical Candor and Micro-Reviews
Do you struggle with Performance Reviews each year? Perhaps you are a PM without direct reports and you are asked to provide feedback on project team members performance or a new manager unsure how to be effective for your team. In this episode we have an informative chat with Chris Kopp talking performance reviews tools, process and techniques.
Chris is a long-time project management and business operations leader who shared his story with us including lessons learned from “Eating a chicken dinner” and “the farmer hiring someone who can sleep through the storm”. We learn about using tools to conduct micro-reviews throughout the year. Chris shared how the book Radical Candor has helped with his leadership approach. We hear why it’s ok to let someone know they have “spinach on their teeth”! Listen for his practical proven approach to avoid the dreaded yearly performance review cycle.
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Chris Kopp is a management professional with 25 years of operations, implementation, and project management experience ranging from small businesses to Fortune 250 companies. He is a firm believer in bringing an entrepreneurial mindset to any size organization which translates to “we don’t get paid until it’s done…so let’s figure out how to get it done!”
One of the things that needs to get done every year are Performance Reviews. Having been subjected to poorly executed performance reviews over his career, and undoubtedly subjecting others to the same, Chris realized there had to be a better way. He has spent years fine-tuning a process to collect, categorize, and deliver Performance Reviews…and have it all done before the year ends.
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