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10 Practical Steps to Evolving Your Performance Management Process. Click here to view and download >>


Sources & Further Reading

Washington Post article about Accenture, and a video with their CEO: Pierre Nanterne.

The HBR article about Deloitte.

Deloitte’s research and findings.

Louis Efron’s article:  Louis’ full article.

Link to Download Blessing White’s Infographic and Full Report: Assess or Unleash?

HBR article about Microsoft.

Article about Medtronic.

Adobe blog on its new process.

The MindGym’s white paper on Performance Management.

thrive blog posts on feedforward:   First oneSecond one


Full Contributor Profiles:

Sinéad Marron, Organisational Enablement and Communication Lead, Vodafone

Commercially orientated capability and development specialist, with experience in large national and multinational organisations. A well rounded individual and leader with a strong understanding of OD, change management, training and development, HR performance, employee relations, lean principles, commercial, finance, communications and employee engagement in both unionised and non-unionised environments. Solid track record of delivering and driving organisational change and capability in dynamic fast paced, complex and ever changing corporate, pharma, telecoms, retail, service, public sector, financial and manufacturing environments.


Louis Efron, Thought Leader, HR Executive & Author (

Louis Efron is the author of How to Find a Job, Career and Life You Love and a contributing writer for Forbes and Huffington Post. His career credits include Head of Global Employee Engagement for Tesla Motors, VP of HR for the Fortune 300 medical device company, Stryker and Broadway theatre. He is an award winning human resources executive, entrepreneur, writer, theatre director, producer, speaker and founder of the charity World Child Cancer USA. He has lived and worked throughout the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He studied Labor Relations at Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Advanced Leadership at Harvard Business School. He holds a BA from California State University, Fullerton, as well as a BS and JD from Saratoga University School of Law.


Dara Neary, OD Manager (LinkedIn profile)

Dara Neary was born in Dublin and grew up in Canada. She studied at the University of Calgary and National Training Laboratories  (NTL), Washington and began her working life with Imperial Oil in Toronto. She has been living in Dublin since 2001.

For more than 25 years she has worked in the field of organisational effectiveness and development with a wide range of blue-chip organisations in Canada and Ireland, including Warner Lambert, Vodafone, Diageo, Heineken, Pfizer and the Weston hotel group.  She has designed and implemented change initiatives with a focus on performance management, leadership development, talent management and employee engagement.


Barbara Carroll, Head of HR, The Kefron Group (LinkedIn profile)

An accomplished HR leader with significant experience in multinational environments, she is a strategic, practical and decisive professional who provides commercially oriented and practical people solutions in real partnership with the business.


Stephen Connolly, HR Director (LinkedIn profile)


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