Strike the Right Tone in Your Self-Appraisal

No one likes writing a self-appraisal. It’s awkward to write about yourself and difficult to strike the right balance between boasting and being humble. When review time rolls around try doing these things:

Emphasize your accomplishments. Don't be arrogant but don't downplay your successes either. Be clear about what contributions you've made to the business.

Acknowledge mistakes — carefully. Put the best possible spin on problem areas, noting them as faults you want to work on and signposts for what you should do going forward.

Keep the focus on you. It can be tempting to talk about others — especially if they're hindering your progress — but remember this is about you. Don't be defensive or criticize your colleagues.

Source:Today's Management Tip was adapted from“How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal” by Amy Gallo.

Nick Kalikajaros 2017