As yearly assessment is starting again, I'm summarizing all the elements that made people grow during the year, and what will keep on making them following the same trend next year.
As I read John Whitmore books on coaching, which inspired me, I've prepared the interviews by using the GROW model, widely used in coaching.
Goal: The Goal is the end point, where people want to be. The goal has to be defined in such a way that it is very clear to the employees when they have achieved it.
Reality: The current reality is where the employee is now. What are the issues, the challenges, how far are they away from their goal? What are the obstacles stopping her/him getting from where they are now to where they want to go?
Options: Once Obstacles have been identified, the employee needs to find ways of dealing with them if they are to make progress. These are the Options.
Will or Ways forward: The Options then need to be converted into action steps which will take the employees to their goal, using their sheer will.
By presenting things this way, I hope that people better feel their accountability in their careers, and I hope provoking some interesting self-reflection on their own drivers and desires.