Posts Tagged: review

How to Give Effective Performance Feedback

You can turn a soul-crushing performance appraisal into an opportunity to engage your staff. Make it an interactive conversation that energizes both you and your employee. My team and I have used the following format for performance feedback for over a decade. We use it for both glowing appraisals and tough reviews

How to Get Meaningful Feedback from Your Supervisor

I am having my 2015 progress review this week. Over the past 26 years, I have some good, bad, or non-existent progress reviews. My agency’s 1999 guidance on performance management states, “Progress Review is a meeting conducted twice a year with an employee to give feedback regarding performance progress toward achieving the performance standards.” All… Read more »

Leadership Gobbledygook – Enough Already!

Am I writing a bunch of leadership gobbledygook in my GovLoop blog? I had to stop and ask myself this question after reading a Harvard Business Review article entitled “The Trouble With Leadership Theories,” by Doug Sundheim. This short, but poignant article draws attention to the ways we toss leadership jargon, or as we say… Read more »

Activist Supreme Court Judges Created Their Own Power

The Constitution Does Not Authorize Judicial Review Our teachers are wrong. The Constitution does not empower the Court to interpret the Constitution. The founders didn’t give that power to anyone. The Court decided that for itself. In 1803, six activist Supreme Court justices claimed for themselves the power of Judicial Review. It does not appear… Read more »

Embarrassing or Entertaining Interview Stories

If you’ve obtained a security clearance or a TS/SCI clearance involving a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) chances are you had that scary moment when you considered who the investigators may be contacting – exes, old roommates, kindergarten teachers. From all of the individuals listed on your SF-86 to people you didn’t even consider, some… Read more »

Book Review: Content Strategy for the WEB

http://briankseitz.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/book-review-content-strategy-for-the-web/ One of the missing elements in most Web projects these days is the creation and management of content. It’s as though teams think its enough to just put up a container and content will appear. During the past year I’ve watch multiple sites stood up with weeks of effort and then try to cram… Read more »

How Customers Can Energize Your Employees

Adam Grant writes in the June 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review that research shows that customers themselves are “surprisingly effective in motivating people to work harder, smarter, and more productively.” I’ve seen this phenomenon at work in government, as well as in private industry. I remember the story of a Virginia state trooper who… Read more »