So I've just completed my team's performance reviews for another year. This is where I really get to earn my money. I had a definite mix of performers, but I'm delighted to say that everyone walked away postive, thankful and excited to move forwards.
It's the best feeling in the world to deliver a tough message, knowing that it's absolutely the right thing for the individual - and then have them turn around and say a genuine 'thank you'. I love to explain how their behavior or actions could just be tweaked just a little to drastically improve other's perception of them. And it's even better to be able to prove that to them as they learn, grow and become more succesful as a result.
This is one of those days I *love* being a manager.