Developing People

In this section, you’ll find tools to help you develop the skills and performance of your staff – including tools for giving feedback and evaluating performance.

Sample Performance Evaluation Form

Here’s one easy-to-use performance evaluation system we love.

Sample Performance Evaluation Form - Shorter

Want a short evaluation form? Here's a streamlined version of the form above.

Completed Performance Evaluation - Corrective Assessment

We know it can help to see samples of this sort of thing, so here’s a sample evaluation of a struggling employee.

Completed Performance Evaluation - Strong Assessment

… And here’s a sample of an evaluation for a high performer.

Executive Director Performance Evaluations

When it's the executive director who's being evaluated, too often boards fail to look at the central question: what results is the ED getting? In this piece, we urge boards to emphasize the “what,” not just the “how,” when evaluating the ED.

You Probably Need to Give More Feedback! Here’s How.

One of the most powerful tools managers have for developing staff is providing direct feedback. If you’re like most managers, though, you still probably should be giving a lot more feedback than you are. In fact, by far the biggest mistake that we see managers make with feedback isn’t giving it poorly, but simply not giving it at all. You can make it significantly easier to give more feedback by doing these four things.

Giving Feedback

Nervous about giving feedback? This worksheet will help you think about what you want to say, and how to say it.

2x2 Feedback Form

The 2x2 system ensures that managers and staff members talk about what each is doing well and what could be better.

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