End of year reviews can be a task that is dreaded by both employee and supervisor. They tend to be nerve-wracking for both parties, dry, un-engaging, and largely one-sided. If you would like to shift the end of year review paradigm to a conversation that is more appealing overall, consider the following guide to help you build a framework for a discussion that will energize you–not zap all your mojo.

1. Open by defining the most valuable contributions that are made by the role the employee fills. For example, an employee