In an earlier “Boltz”, I referenced a monthly performance review process for Managers called the “PDR” (Performance Development Review).

A key component in this process is to seek a genuine understanding of who the players on your team really are.

This is facilitated by having a command of these three knowledge points:
1. What does your employee want to achieve?
2. What do they do well?
3. What can YOU, as their leader, do to help them reach their goals?

Take a moment to reflect on your direct reports and ask yourself if you can answer these three questions about every one of them? If not, you now have an opportunity to vastly improve your relationships, and ultimately, your mutual performance!

The most successful leaders make the time to truly know their people and serve as resource for goals to be achieved.