Explain why performance reviews are difficult conversations.

Assignment 2 – Core Skills of Engagement

Students will develop a two (2) page proposal that explains how to apply at least three (3) core skills of engagement to an effective performance review conversation. The proposal will include the following:

  1. Explain why performance reviews are difficult conversations.
  2. Describe how you would introduce the performance review, using three (3) of the core skills on pages 59-61:
    • Telling the truth
    • Self-disclosure
    • Framing choices
    • Extending goodwill
    • Taking and supporting the other side
    • Naming difficult issues
    • Acknowledging doubt, anxiety, and guilt
    • Making promises and offering guarantees

3. Explain the three (3) core skills that you used.

4. Provide rationale for each of the three (3) core skills used.

The requirements and format of the paper is to be as follows:

  • Include two references
  • Typed, double spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), APA format
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