The Worst Conversation You’re Ever Going to Have

As I mention in this talk, I’ve been attempting to write a talk on performance management for years. Each time I start, I realize the complexity of the topic. It’s not a 2000 word essay, it’s a book. It’s also a topic that when executed poorly results in a variety of leadership disasters that while educational are also avoidable.

When the folks at First Round asked if I had any thoughts on the topic, I produced the following talk which is a small step in educating folks on the complexities of dealing with performance issues.

Great crowd, hard topic.