Mark and Mike talk about results a lot. Part of results are accurate results (free of mistakes) and (for an individual contributor) generating them independently without needing a lot of handholding. Do you have some better wording of this for when I talk to my direct next week?
She gave a presentation this week to just our group (n=6) and admitted she procrastinated. Her delivery could have been a bit better. My boss is retiring today and so our group will be subject to more scrutiny and I am concerned her abilities are less than people in other groups. She's good at getting little tasks done for others, so others are pleased with her efforts, but she needs to be able to do more. Due to family situations, she works less hours than others and takes more time off, and (having listened to the Family Emergency cast), I want to use this feedback opportunity to emphasize she needs to prioritize her learning so she can do work without mistakes and more independently. We set up a coaching plan at the beginning of the year, with quarter by quarter milestones of webinars / books / articles, but I wish she'd show understanding by asking questions more. My boss and I have PhDs in science/engineering and he often covered for others' lack of scientific knowledge since no one else does in our group even has an undergraduate degrees in science/engineering. I want her to understand that she has flexibility about work time (as we can work remotely), but the onus is on her to get her abilities up and ask questions so she can be more accurate and do things without so much of my help. I need help wording that part.