Category Archives: Performance Reviews

Everybody Makes Mistakes

We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.  

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Tears?

So we recently talked about being new to management. Today we talk about what to do when as a new (or not so new!) manager you give feedback that results in tears, anger, or gossip.

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Feedback, not Criticism

In a workplace, whether it’s a library or some other organization, we need rules for employees, and we need to get along and work together. Really, it’s the same as in a home and family. We need to meet certain … Continue reading

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A Library Doesn’t Need a Steamroller

A library (or any business/organization) doesn’t need a steamroller. That is, of course, unless the business is a construction company. Or, perhaps, if your library is in the process of constructing a new building.

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Burning Bridges

I wrote an earlier post about the importance of things like communication and consensus. Today I’d like to add another C to that list: Collaboration. Though Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be (All Things Workplace) starts by talking about the … Continue reading

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Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

So often in life, whether our professional or personal lives, we get a wake up call.  Sometimes, like in the example in How to Answer a Wake Up Call (Seapoint Center), it is an uncomfortable one, and we just want … Continue reading

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Evaluate the Whole Person

All Things Workplace has a nice brief summary of the Halo Effect and the Horn Effect, which can both come into play in workplaces, and in performance reviews.  Be sure that you’re not falling into either trap. The Halo Effect … Continue reading

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