Five Steps to Delivering a Micro-Review

I’m a believer in formal annual reviews. They’re a crucial tool in a manager’s leadership and organizational development toolbox. Companies that toss them out in the name of “the new generation” are losing a major opportunity to shape team members’ professional trajectory. Day-to-day, an employee may not meet your expectations on particular job tasks and will… Read More

Performance Reviews Are Still Relevant

Much has been written recently about the evolution of the performance review.  To judge from the past several years’ discussion on the topic, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think that performance reviews are a relic of the past, ready to be mothballed. I disagree with the notion that performance reviews are antiquated, and I… Read More

Embracing Skinned Knees: an Interview with Desiree Vargas Wrigley

Desiree Vargas Wrigley learned a lot from her eight years as Founder and CEO of the successful crowdfunding platform GiveForward, and she’s bringing that experience to her latest venture, Pearachute. On this episode of The Best Team Wins Podcast, Desiree talks about her growth as a leader, building and maintaining a great company culture, embracing… Read More

Why Being Fired Should Never be a Surprise

One of the most difficult tasks for a manager is to fire an employee– it affects you, them, and your team. However, when you fire someone for poor performance it should never be a surprise to the person being terminated. In fact, if you’re doing it right, an employee will likely leave on their own… Read More