A simple step to increase the impact of your annual review – synthesize your development discussion into three goals for the year and share them with everyone who works closely with you.
Of course, sharing your goals alone isn’t going to help you work through them. You’ll need to follow up with frequent checkpoints with yourself and a couple with the folks you shared them with over the course of the year.
But, it is a first step that helps nevertheless. It is much easier to make progress on goals when everyone around you is aware and helping you make progress.
There doesn’t need to be mystery around development goals. Every one of us has a list. And, we can help each other ensure that next year’s list looks different from this year’s list.