Blogposts on Leading Staff

The following articles first appeared in the Alvarez Porter Group newsletter “Choices”

Top ten reasons managers don’t have regular, productive conversations with their staff about performance

Top ten reasons managers don’t have regular, productive conversations with their staff about performance

September 2, 2013 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

Whether or not you believe that annual performance reviews should happen at all, everyone agrees that they are not the time or place to hear about performance issues for the first time.  So why don’t managers talk to their staff ... read more


Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

Throw out the Praise Sandwich and other ways to improve your feedback

May 28, 2013 · by Allison Porter · 1 Comment

I was having coffee with Laura, a middle school teacher, when she told me she couldn’t remember a time when her administrator had pointed out something she had done well.  She only ever heard from him when she made a mistake.  “I ... read more


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