Leadership Offense: Mastering Appraisal, Performance, and Professional Development

  • 1h 42m
  • 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.

Mid-year, 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 Book

  • Introduction
  • The Leader-as-Coach Model—A New Cultural Construct for Today's Workplace
  • Coaching Leadership versus Traditional Management
  • Employee Engagement—A Critical Starting Point
  • Identifying High-Potential Talent to Develop Your Leadership Bench
  • Moving the Middle—A Smart Approach to Team Development
  • Are You a Coachable Leader?—Assessing Your Own Leadership Style
  • Limitations of Historic Performance Review Systems
  • Creating an Achievement Mindset—Goal Setting and Progress Measurement
  • The Way Forward—Real-Time Feedback
  • Quarterly Reports and Check-Ins—Coaching Windows of Opportunity
  • The Critical Nature of Self-Evaluations in Preparation for the Annual Review
  • Gaining Agreement on Rating Definitions and Overall Scores before Drafting Performance Reviews
  • The Annual Review Meeting—Objective Feedback Plus Renewed Engagement
  • Performance Review Documentation Tips—Strengthening Your Written Message
  • Addressing Today's Critical Competencies—Innovation, Remote Work, and Change and Agility
  • When Your Performance Appraisal Template doesn't Quite Get You where You Want to Go
  • Creating an Effective Performance Improvement Plan
  • Motivating Staff without Money—The Holy Grail of Workplace Engagement
  • The Nature of Motivation—Five Steps for Quick Turnarounds
  • Salvaging Restless Top Performers—Appealing to Personal Career Development Needs
  • “Stay Interviews” Trounce Counteroffers Every Time
  • If You're Going to Make a Counteroffer, Make Sure You do it Right
  • Recognizing Burnout and Reengaging Your Employees Based on Their Individual Needs
  • Putting Your Employees First—Even above Your Customers and Shareholders