Leaders who won’t share where they struggle, feel reluctant to critic a part of the business outside of their scope, or fail to give a senior colleague feedback when it’s needed, are signs that resilient relationships are missing, meaning this team will struggle, which means everyone else in the organization will as well.
The performance appraisal is the single most important meeting of the year because it is the “sacred intersection” that connects the talent, effort, aspirations, and growth of your people with the organizational strategy and future of the company. Recognizing and honoring this “sacred intersection” is fundamental to people engagement and organizational success. You cannot fake it and simply go through the motions. It demands that you make an ownershift.
It is flattering to have a cartoon created about the work that I do, but instead of blowing the horn of self-promotion, let’s unpack the work of Ted Teo. Ted’s an expert podcaster and understands that the cartoon format harnesses two powerful communication intensifiers, one being that a cartoon tells a story. All too often people rattle of statistics without tying it to a story. While facts tell us what happened, a story tells us why it matters. Secondly, a cartoon is visual, and our brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text messages. We all know the saying, “a picture is work a thousand words” yet only the master communicators put this into practice.