Effective communication is essential to bring out the best in employees.

That’s why performance conversations are so important–and that’s true whether you have performance conversations once a year, or throughout the 12 months.

But I think it’s especially important, when you’re a communications manager, who manages people. Why? Because you’re supposed to be the poster child of effective communication. You have to successfully model what you preach. And that’s a mighty tall order during the fourth quarter, when you’re under time constraints, experiencing competing priorities, and juggling a multitude of year-end activities.

That’s why I’ve prepared a year-end review checklist for your downloading pleasure. In eight simple steps you can prepare yourself for an effective year-end conversation with your employee, and show those other managers how it’s done.

So let me know how your conversations go!

Your Effective-Year-End-Performance-Conversation Checklist