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How Important is Your Image To Your Career?

November 3, 2009

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Each year at my company, all of our managers will do a peer review assessment as part of their performance evaluation. What this means is that each manager will rate all of the other managers on a number of factors. The end result is a conglomerate snapshot of what everyone else thinks about your skills, performance, service and leadership. It’s based purely on subjective perception.

Not everyone likes it.

This peer review is not the only tool we use to assess performance, but we do believe that it is important for managers to know how the organization generally perceives them if they want to grow and develop in their careers. For those who find themselves at the lower end of the review scale, it is an opportuity to discuss why they are there and what they might be able to do to improve on it.  In almost all of the cases, the people with the low peer evaluation scores are also the poorest performers.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2009 10:09 am

    Among posts which deserve to be featured over at High Calling Blogs, this one stands tall.

    • shrinkingthecamel permalink*
      November 5, 2009 6:37 pm

      Anne – Thank you so much!

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