What to Do After a Bad Performance Review

Performance Review Tips It can be hard to recover from a less-than-stellar performance review, especially one you didn’t see coming. You might feel angry, embarrassed and confused. How do you regain your professional confidence after a bad performance review? How do you make the best use of the critical feedback? Negative feedback often contradicts the stories that we tell about ourselves — what we’re good at, what we’re capable of….

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Networking for the Shy or Introverted

The night before a conference where I was scheduled to speak, I found myself in a crowded ‘meet and greet’ in Sydney. The organisers had arranged a reception and I figured I should attend. Indeed, I had good conversations with four interesting people whom I’ve kept in touch with. But when I walked out the door, I was thrilled with a revelation: I’m never doing that again. It wasn’t the…

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Three Questions to Enhance Your Career Progression

In most organisations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with dubious, so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers and direct reports. And there is also, of course, your annual performance review. For managers seeking promotion, such feedback is of only marginal…

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