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So, then, cease struggle!
Performance Reviews stop focusing on ‘getting better’ at those skills which are not their natural ‘A’ set. More, they help them focus on what they are great at, leveraging their abilities to organisations best value.
And, hey, guess what, by doing this, they feel better, get much more of a buzz and their performance is elevated even more. It’s like an upward spiral. When this is happening across business, fabulous results are achieved.
There is less struggle and dread of their reviews – less time wasted and individuals valued for what they are – individuals and celebrate their unique skillsets. So, how to cover bits that aren’t too hot? The best discover coping strategies with supporters around them, some delegate, some hire support. In fact, they often partner up with one or a number of colleagues who can deliver well, their own ‘Achilles Heel’ skills.
Look around, many CEO’s have great support executives, who often complement their skill strengths. (Often 'Finance Guy' who is keeping a tight rein on creativity of CEO - i.e. a reality check :-)) Focusing on what they do well, and getting others around them to do what they do well makes for much more effective and enjoyable working. Together with exceptional results - of course!
And it is such a release.
© 2005 Martin Haworth is a Business and Management Coach. He works worldwide, mainly by phone, with small business owners, managers and corporate leaders. He has hundreds of hints, tips and ideas at his website, www.coaching-businesses-to-success.com. (Note to editors. Feel free to use this article, wherever you think it might be of value - with a live link if you can).