April 7, 2022
Episode 14, Christopher Lee, Phd: Performance Conversations
Recorded live at the Quartz Network HR Summit in Denver Colorado! I met Chris before he took the stage to speak about his new book "Performance Conversations" and the new approach to performance management that speaks to the now of work. We cover the importance of the Liberal Arts as well as the pivot from Soft Skills to Power Skills.
Links from Show:
What Chris is Listening To:
Daniel Lappen, Thou Shall Prosper
Noted in Podcast:
HR HOTSAUCE “Favorite song to bring you out of a funk playlist” - Chris has added I will Not Go Quietly, Don Henly
Our Guest, Christopher Lee:
Dr. Christopher D. Lee is the inventor of the pioneering Performance Conversations method, a performance improvement system that replaces the outdated appraisal. He is an accomplished practitioner, author, lecturer, and consultant on HR-related topics. His background includes having served as the chief HR officer for four institutions of higher learning including his present role as CHRO at William & Mary. He is a former question writer for the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) examinations administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).
He is the author of numerous HR related articles and chapters, and four books, including Search Committees: A Comprehensive Guide to Successful Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Searches and Performance Conversations: An Alternative to Appraisals. Chris’s first book earned the 2001 Kathryn Hansen publication award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPAHR).
Chris has presented at conferences and consulted with clients in the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa on search committee or performance management–related topics. A graduate of Auburn, Golden Gate, and Georgia State universities, he is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Additionally, Chris is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He offers training courses on www.PerformanceConversations.com regarding the implementation of the Performance Conversations method.
LinkedIn: Christopher Lee
William & Mary
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- power skills not soft skills