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Dan Rockwell is author of the popular Leadership Freak Blog. Follow Dan on Twitter at @leadershipfreak or email him at dan@leadershipfreak.com.

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Articles by Dan Rockwell

Every performance review I ever had was a colossal waste of time.
 
The dust laying on yours indicates it’s not worth the paper it’s printed on.
 
Performance reviews are like Santa Clause, they don’t really deliver. Yet, organizations are filled with true believers who persist in wasting time, demotivating employees, and creating more paperwork.
 
You’re in the minority if your evaluation produced lasting benefit.
 
5 Reasons Performance Reviews Suck:
January 25, 2012

1. A strategy from Hemingway

The Hemingway Bridge

In order to avoid starting a new day with a cold, blank piece of paper, Ernest Hemingway ended his day by writing the first paragraph of a new chapter. During the evening, he considered where the paragraph might go. In the morning, he was ready to go.

Tomorrow’s great start begins today. End today by starting tomorrow.

2. Sleep on it

November 30, 2011

Everything you need to know about getting a grip on time is contained in three words.

Eliminate … Delegate … Accelerate

Eliminate: Stop unnecessary or low priority tasks.
Delegate: Give tasks to others.
Accelerate: Become more efficient.

All time management tips and principles either, eliminate, delegate, or accelerate.

8 Time Management Tips:

October 28, 2011

Poorly run, ineffective meetings frustrate everyone except the people running them.

Recently, I interviewed Robert Herbold, former chief operating officer of Microsoft and author of “What’s Holding You Back.” Bob’s quiet, gentlemanly tone shifted toward disdain when I brought up wasting time in poorly run meetings.

I loved hearing him explain, “Many meetings are useless religious ceremonies controlled by highly organized, meaningless ritual after meaningless ritual.”

Effective structure:

September 22, 2011