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How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.

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Performance reviews are not difficult for you! As a Director, you ensure that you regularly spend time talking with your staff. When you hear about positive achievements, you can immediately praise them! When you hear of a need for a crucial conversation, you graciously pull the individual aside and address it right then and there. This way, there are no surprises during performance reviews, so they are not a challenge for you. Be sure to mention that you keep a file (electronic or paper) on each of your staff members. Each time you praise them for something, you jot it down in your file. Each time you need to have a crucial conversation, you put it in the file as well. When performance review season comes, you simply pull out the file, and re-state everything that has occurred.

How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.

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How do you handle performance reviews? Tell me about a difficult one.
If ive done something wrong I own up to it and take steps to not do that again.
I handle them well. I mean no one likes to be told they are doing something wrong, but it is for the better personally and also for the center. One time I wa behind on a seasonal bullentin board change.
I personally like reviews and feel they should happen at least 2 a year to be effective.
Because individuals night have a different perspective on on how they view their performance as opposed to how you as a director might so it is imperative to have a paper trail highlighting the individuals performance on a monthly basis.
I listen carefully to constructive criticism. Afterwards, I reflect on the points discussed, make a list of them, and focus on how to change them and improve. There is always room for personal growth.
I am able to look honestly and productively at my quality of work. I am always striving to improve as an educator and as a person.
I'm not sure I have actually have to talk about.
I have over twenty plus years of educational and hands on training in earlychildhood development. I have worked in every position from teachers aide, teacher, lead teacher, prek teacher, assistant director, curriculum specialist and educational technician. I have excellent people skills verbally and and written.
I've had numerous performance reviews. I always find them to be extremely helpful and needed for the learning process. We all have strengths and weaknesses and we must overcome our struggles to reach success. I had a difficult review when having challenges with former co workers. It was an ongoing goal to keep open communication and honesty going. It wasn't an easy conversation but well needed.
My experience as a leader and mentor to educators qualifies me for the position. I am punctual, loyal, committed, professional and hard working.

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