Tune Your Performance Assessment Meter
As the evolved leader you are, I am sure that when you assess performance you try to use an objective standard and objective observations of how people perform against that standard and their commitments. But signals from your employees can color your assessment. Here are two female tendencies that may erroneously skew your view of their performance and potential.
Tendency A: “I Should Have…”
Say the product does not meet the customer need. Or maybe the reorganization wasn’t implemented well and productivity is taking a nose dive. Perhaps the company you were about to buy is now part of your gloating competitor. Whatever the details, an initiative has gone south and there is definitely “no joy in Mudville.” One or more people will come out of this with something between a smudge and a big black mark on their scorecard.
The stories that people tell around a failed project have a big impact on how they are remembered and evaluated. In this context, women tend to do themselves a disservice. Read More →