Leadership Offense: Mastering Appraisal, Performance, and Professional Development

  • 3h 7m 24s
  • Paul Falcone
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2022

Ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips to organize and streamline employee reviews, create clear and effective career development plans, and monitor performance year-round, from the leading voice in HR expertise.

Whether you're an HR professional or a manager, turn to this great tool for scripts and templates you can apply immediately to your employee reviews.

Chock-full of wisdom from Paul Falcone, a renowned expert on appraisal, motivation, and professional and career development, this book:

  • Provides sample phrasing for key performance areas to drastically reduce the time it takes to complete multiple employee reviews.
  • Offers language to use for both positive and negative evaluations that offer concrete and constructive feedback.
  • Includes many examples of behaviors, strengths, and opportunities to document when writing any type of evaluation or performance appraisal.

Midyear, end-of-year, and all appraisals in between, this handy, easy-reference resource helps turn a task many managers dislike and avoid—giving performance reviews—into a much more succinct, positive opportunity that puts your employees on the path to success.

About the Author

Paul Falcone is CHRO of the Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills, CA, and he's held senior-level HR positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and City of Hope. He has extensive experience in entertainment, healthcare/biotech, and financial services, including in international, nonprofit, and union environments.

Paul is the author of a number of bestselling HarperCollins, AMACOM, and SHRM Books, many of which have been ranked as bestsellers in the categories of human resources management, labor & employment law, business mentoring & coaching, communication in management, and business decision-making and problem-solving. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Turkish.

Paul is also a long-term contributor to HR Magazine, a top-rated conference presenter, and an adjunct faculty member in UCLA Extension's School of Business and Management.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Leader-as-Coach Model: A New Cultural Construct for Today's Workplace
  • Chapter 2 - Coaching Leadership Versus Traditional Management
  • Chapter 3 - Employee Engagement: A Critical Starting Point
  • Chapter 4 - Identifying High-Potential Talent to Develop Your Leadership Bench
  • Chapter 5 - Moving the Middle: A Smart Approach to Team Development
  • Chapter 6 - Are You a Coachable Leader? Assessing Your Own Leadership Style
  • Chapter 7 - Limitations of Historic Performance Review Systems
  • Chapter 8 - Creating an Achievement Mindset: Goal Setting and Progress Measurement
  • Chapter 9 - The Way Forward: Real-Time Feedback
  • Chapter 10 - Quarterly Reports and Check-Ins: Coaching Windows of Opportunity
  • Chapter 11 - The Critical Nature of Self-Evaluations in Preparation for the Annual Review
  • Chapter 12 - Gaining Agreement on Rating Definitions and Overall Scores Before Drafting Performance Reviews
  • Chapter 13 - The Annual Review Meeting: Objective Feedback Plus Renewed Engagement
  • Chapter 14 - Performance Review Documentation Tips: Strengthening Your Written Message
  • Chapter 15 - Addressing Today's Critical Competencies: Innovation, Remote Work, and Change and Agility
  • Chapter 16 - When Your Performance Appraisal Template Doesn't Quite Get You Where You Want to Go
  • Chapter 17 - Creating an Effective Performance Improvement Plan
  • Chapter 18 - Motivating Staff Without Money: The Holy Grail of Workplace Engagement
  • Chapter 19 - The Nature of Motivation: Five Steps for Quick Turnarounds
  • Chapter 20 - Salvaging Restless Top Performers: Appealing to Personal Career Development Needs
  • Chapter 21 - "Stay Interviews" Trounce Counteroffers Every Time
  • Chapter 22 - If You're Going to Make a Counteroffer, Make Sure You Do It Right
  • Chapter 23 - Recognizing Burnout and Reengaging Your Employees Based on Their Individual Needs
  • Chapter 24 - Putting Your Employees First: Even Above Your Customers and Shareholders