John is the CEO of LearnLoft, author of, F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader and host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on Inc.com, LinkedIn Pulse, TrainingIndustry.com, eLearningIndustry.com, CNBC Money, and more. John completed his education at the University of Maryland College.
Nobody starts out wanting to be a bad leader. Yet, in research we conducted, more than 50% of respondent rated their leader as being below average based on success and effectiveness.
The World Cup is currently going on in Russia and it attracts the largest audience of any sporting event in the world.
When I think back to my first few months leading a group of people, it makes me cringe. I was learning as I went and my team had to go through that period of time as guinea pigs. Of course, I sought out the advice and guidance of those who came before me, but it was well after I had taken the role.
The pressure was on. The ‘critical tasks’ list had piled up for the whole team and the deadline was quickly approaching. It seemed every single day the last three weeks were mission critical. It was late afternoon when I took a quick break to observe my team. What I saw was the opposite of a team motivated by our looming deadline.
The thinking and policies regarding performance reviews have experienced a shift within organizations. HR researcher Josh Bersin estimated as many as 70 percent of multinational companies are moving away from the outdated annual review approach to performance management. In the last five years, corporations including GE, Adobe, Microsoft, and Dell have axed annual performance reviews.