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What is the status of your midyear reviews?

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SmartPulse — our weekly nonscientific reader poll in SmartBrief on Leadership — tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. We run the poll question each week in our e-newsletter.

Last week, we asked: What is the status of your midyear reviews?

  • I’ve delivered midyear reviews to all my team members: 16.45%
  • I’m in the process of writing/delivering midyear reviews: 28.02%
  • I haven’t started working on midyear reviews: 18.77%
  • I’m not conducting midyear reviews: 36.76%

They can’t improve if they don’t know. Mid-year reviews are critical points in time for improving performance. Your people can’t improve on things they don’t know are issues. One of your primary jobs as a leader is providing the coaching and guidance your people need to improve their performance and skills. Don’t fall into the trap of letting day-to-day operations prevent you from performing this critical responsibility.

Mike Figliuolo is managing director of thoughtLEADERS and author of “One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership.”