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Quote: creating lasting change

Heard on a the Manager Tools podcast* recently

One-time events create change like dieting only on your birthday and expecting to lose weight.

I love this statement, whether it has to do with the performance review process, or just about anything else.  

When we think of a change, the outward sign is that behavior or some other measurable signal has changed.  Attending a training course - or dieting for one day - will not create a lasting change.  The event must be followed by a regular course of action, coaching, check-ins, ... whatever is appropriate for the type of change desired.

* I am fairly certain I heard it on Manager Tools.  The quote appears in a section of a book that discusses performance reviews.  And this suggests that I probably heard this on the Manager Tools podcast on performance reviews from the beginning of the year. 

Quote: what is a schedule

Aligned and engaged teams