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      Don't Dread the Performance Review

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      You can waste a lot of time on 1:1 meetings, unless you have a strategy. A standard, goal-oriented agenda helps. And first-hand truth: when your regular conversations focus on goals and outcomes, review time is a lot less painful.


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