Use these practical examples of phrases, sample comments and templates for your performance review, 360 feedback survey or manager appraisal. 

The following examples not only relate to execution but also result-orientation, drive for results, action-orientation, decision making, priority setting, and generally getting things done.

Example Phrases to say:

You’re doing great

  • You confidently communicate decisions clearly and effectively.
  • You are reliable, timely and effective when you make difficult decisions.
  • You stand head and shoulders above the rest when making decisions.
  • You are a result driven and focused person.
  • You know how to effectively manage your time, dealing with problem areas first and instinctively knowing which problems can wait.
  • Even when deadlines are tight and budgets constraints taint projects, you still remain decisive.
  • You’re excellent at identifying key issues during projects.
  • You have a great ability to outline the pros and the cons of each course of action.
  • You gathered all the facts and got input from others effectively before making decisions.
  • You display sound judgement when deciding on alternatives.
  • You effectively stop emotions from clouding your business judgement.

You should think of improvement”:

  • You often make a decision without weighing up the possible alternatives, which is often great for a quick turn around time. However, try to weigh up decisions based on other possible alternatives.
  • You’re good at sticking to procedures and company policies, however try to challenge the status quo from time to time. The outcome could result in a better working environment for everyone.

  • Talking about people does not constitute for trusted and integral work culture, remember it is better to address your concerns to the individuals involved as this leads to a more constructive and meaningful conversation.

  • Sometimes it can be difficult to deal with confrontations, however it is imperative to deal with these situations in a timely manner so that decisions aren’t delayed.

  • Try to consistently and continuously assess alternatives thoroughly before making decisions.

  • You often get the manager's consent when making decisions. Remember, sometimes its ok to make a decision without the manager's input.

  • Its ok to make mistakes, it's a good way of learning! try be a little less cautious during projects.

  • You tend to avoid activities and exposures that can negatively affect the company, which is great! However try to forecast and evaluate certain risks for the best results.

  • When dealing with tense situations try to avoid personal confrontation and look for solutions for the problem in a constructive and timely manner.

  • You tend to be a bit hasty with solutions, conclusions and statements. Try to fully analysis situations before jumping to a answer.


"Tips to Improve":

  • You’ve made use of the internal learning material quite effectively. Try use what you have learnt to make more timely and effective decisions in the future.
  • you tend to be a bit hasty when making decisions without consulating the parties involved. Remember without clearly communicating your decisions leads to misjudgement.
  • You delegate effectively, however when there are responsibilities that only you can fulfill, try to handle these yourself.
  • you’re really good at formulating an action plan, however you tend to lack the drive to remain decisive and steadfast once you have already communicated this to your manager or team. Try stick to the plan and remain consistent.
  • When you make a decision, try to listen to each party attentively and weigh up each party's opinions.
  • You tend to assume too much responsibility even when decisions go wrong. its good that you stick up for others, however its never take the fall for someone else all the time. They won't learn from their mistakes.
  • You’re excellent at making judgements based the policies of the company and past practices. Well done!
  • You make some good decisions, however there is a budget for a reason. if we dont stick to budget our company will not be sustainable.
  • Try and remember that there are two sides to every argument. try listen to each side of the story before making a decision.
  • You’re good at handling problems when they occur, however, it would be good practice to handle problems before they occur. Try anticipate these conflicts before they happen.

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