If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times while listening to managers give performance reviews to their employees – “Here are the areas you need to work to improve on.”
It sounds like a really smart thing to do, doesn’t it? After all, don’t we all want to improve on our weaknesses?
Well … no.
Although it would be nice to improve on the things we aren’t so good at, the fact is that you will have much more success as a manager if you concentrate on helping employees build on their strengths and the things that they