This is something I have blogged before, but it is a great reminder, the Good Things folder. It is a tip my wife gave me years ago.
Every year, most people have to go through some form of review. The problem is, how do you remember everything? Either create a paper folder (technopeasants) or create an Outlook folder and put notes, emails and reminders into the folder when things happen. Win a small deal? Put it in there. Someone send a thank you note to you? Put it in there. As a manager, did you team win something big? Put it in there.
It is amazing how you will go through it at the end of the year and have many ‘Oh yah! Forgot about that one’ moments. It is one of the best pieces of advice I have every gotten and one of the best that I have passed on.
Pass it on.