The Essentials: Performance Management

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In today’s changing world of work, it’s more important than ever to know how to give and receive feedback.

’Tis the season for performance reviews in many organizations — a time leaders and individual contributors alike approach with a sense of dread. Fortunately, neuroscience can help dial down the anxiety and make feedback conversations rewarding and productive for both parties. Here’s some of NLI’s best content on performance management.

Rethinking performance management

Reinventing Performance Management for Today’s Corporate Landscape

In this episode of Your Brain at Work LIVE, Dr. Emma Sarro and Dr. David Rock uncover why performance management needs reinvention and how to make it happen. 

Kill Your Performance Ratings: The Next Step

Nearly a decade ago, the NeuroLeadership Institute published an influential article titled “Kill Your Performance Ratings.” Here’s an update on what we’ve learned since.

The importance of growth mindset

How to Give Feedback With a Growth Mindset Approach

A growth mindset — the belief that people’s skills can improve over time — equips us with tools to provide meaningful, supportive feedback, making the conversation rewarding for managers and employees alike.

How to Receive Feedback With a Growth Mindset

By embracing a growth mindset, teams can absorb and act on feedback rather than dreading it.

6 types of feedback conversations

Let’s Talk: The New Reality of Performance Management

To guide us through times of disruption, we can look to a road map NLI developed several years ago: the six performance management conversations.

Performance Management Lives in a VUCA World

In this episode of the Your Brain at Work podcast, our panel of experts share insights on giving and receiving feedback, and they reflect on the six critical conversations employees and managers should be having to perform at their best in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world.

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