Friday Night Links: Testing Edition

by Krantcents · 6 comments

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I am doing testing at school this week!  It is that time of year where K-12 schools test their students to see how much they learned.  It is an assessment of students and in some way an assessment on the teachers and school.  At work, performance reviews evaluate a worker’s skills, knowledge, initiative and whether he/she achieved department/company goals.

When I gave reviews, my employees were never surprised!  They knew exactly what was expected of them and they received constant feedback on their performance.  Clear expectations are similar to goals, the more specific you can be with your goals; the more likely you will achieve them.  How do you rate your performance on your goals?  Are you a superstar at work, but a slacker on personal goals?  Maybe you need a performance review.

Some people need that “fictional boss” to motivate you to change or reinforce what you are doing.  Although I cannot give you a performance review, I can identify the best or favorite articles of the week.  This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links.

The following articles caught my attention:

Money Beagle - It’s Not Just Big Things That Can Lead To Financial Problems

Money Crush - You Need a Plan

Money Mamba - Why Everything You Think About Stock Picking is Wrong

My Journey to Millions - There are NO New Retirement Rules

My Multiple Incomes - My Home Appraisal Was Wrong – Now I Have to Appeal!

The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Re-tweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.

I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.  How do you rate your performance?  Thanks for reading Friday Night Links Testing Edition.

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{ 6 comments }

Evan May 18, 2012 at 6:41 am

Thank you for being my “fictional boss” I actually do find it very inspiring when people hold me accountable for either good or bad posts.

Krantcents May 18, 2012 at 7:26 am

You’re welcome, although I never though of it that way. I guess it is a form of performance review and a symbolic raise. The check is in the maill. :)

Robert @ My Multiple Incomes May 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I’m glad “the committee” enjoyed my post this week! Now I just need to get this crap straightened out.

Krantcents May 18, 2012 at 7:01 pm

You’re welcome. I know what you mean!

Buck Inspire May 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

Good luck with testing. Do you enjoy this time of year or do you dread it? I’m guessing you enjoy it since you wrote about it. I hear from reviewers that it’s tough sometimes because it does take energy and thought to do proper reviews.

Krantcents May 19, 2012 at 6:35 am

I do not mind testing, but it is disruptive to the students. The students tend to act out because it changes their routine. As adults we handle change a little better.

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