Self-evaluation is the most important skill you can teach an employee.
A Manager’s FAQ
Henry Ward

At Patreon I’m trying a new management experiment with my team. I have them write and submit a very lightweight self-evaluation every month. They focus on whether they think they’re doing better/worse/the same with respect to their goal and whether they should dig in more/less/the same. Then, we talk about it. If I agree it’s a 5-minute conversation. If I don’t, it’ll be longer. But the more I do this the more I expect that the conversations will get shorter as my team realizes that this is an important accountability and development tool. It’s honest, direct, and simple. I learned about it from one of my mentors and advisors:

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