Using Outlook Tasks for a Performance Review

At Microsoft, we have a performance review twice a year to ensure we’re on track towards meeting the goals that we set up at the beginning of the year with our manager. I’ve been a manager multiple times in my career, so I’ve been on both sides of the table during this review. The results…

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Have a mentor, be a mentor

 The word “Mentor” actually comes from Greek literature – it’s a character from “The Odyssey”. He advised Odysseus and Telemachus, and the word seems to derive from a term meaning “intent, purpose, spirit, passion”. We often think of a mentor in the business sense – but some folks I’ve talked with aren’t sure what a…

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