Having a performane review? Want it to help you grow? Read on....

  • Remember this conversation is an opportunity to look for things that will help you grow. You will get more growth out of this conversation if you look for those opportunities to learn rather than defend or deflect.
  • In order to grow in the direction you want or need, do you understand what you should do/learn/experience? If not, ask.
  • What support will you need (internal and external) to make your growth more likely? Can you bring that into the conversation?
  • If things are happening in this meeting which are a surprise, it is a reflection on the conversations you have had up till this point. Think about what you can do to make sure that you encourage ongoing conversations in the future.