Now YOU are the Manager! Are you ready to conduct great performance reviews with your employees?

First of all, congratulations for making it this far. It’s a great challenge to be a manager for the first time and it is a very rewarding experience.

Essentially, in this new role you must make the transition from doing the actual work to getting work done through others. In order to get the best out of your people, building trustful relationships and knowing how to communicate effectively is essential. The annual performance review is a great opportunity to practice your leadership skills and to demonstrate your potential to inspire excellence.

Our toolkit helps you do exactly that. It offers you step-by-step guidance and plenty of practical tips to turn the annual performance review into a powerful management tool. You will learn about the process, roles and responsibilities and potential pitfalls to avoid. Ready to get started?

If you are a manager with more than 3 years of experience in people management, we have a better option for you. Check out our toolkit for senior managers via this link.

With this Toolkit you will gain:

-     clarity about the crucial role performance reviews play in managing people

-     valuable recommendations, DOs and DON'Ts as well as a comprehensive checklist ready to use

-     practical tips to avoid the most common pitfalls many first-time managers fall prey to

-     specific guidance around virtual reviews and managing employees older than yourself

-     an understanding of how to avoid bias when assessing associates' performance

 So that you:

-       are fully equipped to conduct performance reviews that motivate and inspire

-       establish deeper relationships and encourage your employees to deliver superior results

-       demonstrate your leadership potential, turning your associates into a high performing team


What's in the Toolkit?

After completing the purchase, you will be immediately directed to a page where you can start to use the toolkit. You will be able to access:

  • 7 short video lectures taking you through the performance review process and what you need to know about it (Video)
  • a searchable PDF handbook that takes the video lectures one step further and includes a number of additional tips and tricks on how to turn your performance review into a success (PDF)
  • unlimited access to our interactive FAQ Library
  • an email address where to send your inquiries; we are going to answer the most relevant questions in short MP3 audio podcasts for you to access whenever you want
  • the possibility to win a free Skype coaching session - once you buy the toolkit, you will automatically enroll in the drawing


Develop yourself while supporting the growth of others: With every purchase of this toolkit, we are supporting children in need of basic education to have a better start in life. We are giving back by donating to PLAN International and SOS Children's Villages. Your contribution counts.

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About this Toolkit

This toolkit is designed for first-time managers who are eager to conduct effective performance reviews and to demonstrate their leadership skills. It is not a generic lecture about performance review theory but contains plenty of practical tips and guidance with the option to personalize our interactive FAQ Library to your needs. Individual Skype coaching can be added upon request.

The toolkit consists of 7 videos and a searchable PDF handbook, for you to access immediately after purchase via a dedicated section of our website. In addition, you have unlimited access to our interactive FAQ Library and we encourage you to send in YOUR questions. We will answer the most relevant qestions via regularly uploaded MP3 audio podcasts.

With this Toolkit, you have everything you need to be well-prepared and to succeed where other first-time managers fail. Get ready, show your leadership qualities and help your people excel!



Learning from a Pro

The author of this toolkit, Martina Mangelsdorf, is a thought leader in multi-generational talent management. She is the founder of GAIA Insights, a boutique firm specialized in engaging, developing and retaining the next generation of talent. Prior to launching her own company, Martina gained more than a decade of experience as a Human Resources leader (and people manager!) in Staffing, Talent Management and Leadership Development in multinational corporations covering multiple geographies. She is truly passionate about developing people and has trained myriads of managers throughout her career around the globe.


"A VERY useful set of tools that helped me prepare for my performance reviews and strongly supported a successful outcome."