I recently found this article in my queue of possible postings and reread it. I think that has wonderful advice for those who have gotten some less than stellar performance feedback. As a leader I would love to have people on my staff follow through with these ideas if they were in this situation.
“News of the worst unemployment numbers in 16 years is enough to create plenty of job jitters for most workers. But, with performance-review season in full swing, some people are bound to hear negative comments. In a tough economy, a bad review can seem insurmountable. But you can recover if you are “willing to self-assess and be open-minded to what is being told” to you, says Barbara Mohl, president of HRConnected, a human resources consulting firm. Here’s how to bounce back:” Wall Street Journal Article