THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME The ability to craft an employee review that is meaningful and change-driven is what separates average supervisors from great managers. How often, though, have you struggled to find the most appropriate words for your needs? This completely revised and updated second edition of Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews provides hundreds of ready-made phrases you can use to clearly communicate any employee's performance in 74 different skill areas. Learn the most effective language for: Crafting an accurate, carefully worded assessment Documenting behaviors and accomplishments Guiding and developing promising workers Conducting face-to-face interviews
Hands-on help for quicklyand persuasivelywriting company-mandated performance appraisals Writing performance appraisals is one of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks managers face. Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews simplifies the job, providing a comprehensive collection of phrases that managers can use to describe employee performance, provide directions for improvement, and more. For example: "Sets priorities well" "Misses important deadlines" "Thorough, reliable, and accurate" All managers and HR professionals will value the book for its: Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases, organized by job skill and performance level Tips for documenting performance issues and conducting face-to-face reviews Easily adapted performance review templates covering five performance levels With the wide-ranging assortment of descriptions available in this book, managers will be able to find the perfect terms to help them analyze and understand the work performance of each person they work with.
Meet or exceed all your goals with this comprehensive guide to performance reviews 3 books in 1 eBook! Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews covers all the bases when it comes to using the right language during every stage of the performance review process. Packed with the exact words and phrases you need to plan, conduct, and finalize performance reviews, this three-eBook set helps you express yourself with crystal clarity—as well as sidestep any landmines that might be in your path. This 3-eBook set includes: Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, Second Edition Get hundreds of ready-made phrases for clearly communicating an employee's performance in 74 different skill areas. Learn the most effective language for: Crafting an accurate, carefully worded assessment Documenting behaviors and accomplishments Guiding and developing promising workers Conducting face-to-face interviews Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals, Second Edition This completely revised and updated second edition of Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals provides hundreds of precisely worded performance goals you can apply to virtually any situation. This handy, quick-reference helps you: Focus your people on the most important parts of their jobs Communicate your expectations Align employee goals with organizational priorities Minimize disputes that can arise during performance reviews Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems Using this wide range of ready-to-use scripts and a handy problem-solving toolkit, you can address even the most difficult issues diplomatically and constructively. Learn how to: Find the perfect words to suit each employee review Document performance in the most effective way possible Build strong working relationships and boost morale Increase productivity, meet deadlines, and achieve goals
The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time Communication is the single most important skill for excelling as a manager. What you say and how you say it sets the tone for your department and your entire organization. Perfect Phrases for Managers and Supervisors, second edition, has been completely revised to help you communicate in today’s workplace, where collaboration, cooperation, and personalization are critical to building an efficient, productive work environment. Learn the most effective language for: Setting a tone of mutual trust and respect Dealing with difficult employees and delicate problems Conducting interviews and performance reviews Empowering your people Disciplining workers or terminating employment
The Right Phrase for Every Sales Situation A powerful command of words is the number one requirement for succeeding in the field of sales. Whether you’re cold-calling a prospect, presenting to a group of decision makers, or dealing with price objection, the make-or-break point of every transaction lies in saying the right thing to the right person at the right time. The Complete Book of Perfect Phrases for High-Performing Sales Professionals is the ultimate field guide for speaking and writing your way to sales success. You’ll find perfect phrases for: Lead Generation Turn cold calls into profitable relationships Expand your customer base Write engaging letters and e-mails Sales Calls Get access to decision makers Present your product in compelling language Resist objections and stalling tactics Customer Service Develop a rapport with every client Handle the most difficult of customers Close every conversation on a positive note
The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time WNo matter how much you love your job, you will inevitably run into difficult situations on the job that test your ability to keep your cool. Written by the author of Perfect Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People, this handy reference of ready-to-use phrases will help you avoid disasters, steer clear of sticky circumstances with coworkers, and leave you in control. If you’re asked to give an impromptu presentation or you accidentally send a personal e-mail to your boss, you’ll have the best words for every situation, including: Handling criticism and being heard criticizing Picking up the ball when someone else has dropped it Getting credit for your project when an associate takes the praise Deflecting a flirtatious client or coworker Filled with phrases for every mistake, mix-up, and mishap, this guide will be become your best friend in the workplace. There are no difficult situations . . . when you have “Perfect Phrases.”
THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. When you have the right words and phrases at your command, you can quickly resolve any disagreement—and prevent it from spreading into an uncontrollable fire. Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases, dialogs, and practice scripts to help you rise above the conflict and focus on solving the problem, whether it's with an employee, boss, customer, supplier, or coworker. This handy, quick-reference guide provides effective language for dealing with: A micromanaging supervisor An underperforming employee A peer's disruptive work habits Unreasonable or unethical customer requests Abrupt, rude, and unprofessional coworkers
"Fully a third of all library supervisors are "managing in the middle: " reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. This practical handbook is here to assist middle managers navigate their way through the challenges of multitasking and continual gear-shifting. The broad range of contributors from academic and public libraries in this volume help librarians face personal and professional challenges by Linking theoretical ideas about mid-level management to real-world situations Presenting ways to sharpen crucial skills such as communication, productivity, delegation, and performance management Offering specific advice on everything from supervision to surviving layoffs Being a middle manager can be a difficult job, but the range of perspectives in this book offer strategies and tips to make it easier."
THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME Employees respond to organizational change with worry, fear, and sometimes even panic. Your job is to keep them motivated and focused—so you must choose your words carefully during times of upheaval. Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for ensuring your employees make the transition with clarity, commitment, and skill. Learn the most effective language for: Articulating new company initiatives Responding to questions with confidence Easing employees' fears Clarifying roles and responsibilities Addressing resistance and performance problems Praise for Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change "Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change is a wonderful book, filled with practical, solid advice, suggestions, and examples for how to communicate effectively in a time of change.” John Krajicek, Executive Professor and Assistant Director of Business Communication Studies, Texas A&M University "Communication during organizational change is everything. The right words at the right time can make all the difference between a successful and unsuccessful change initiative. This is a wonderful resource for finding the right words and sentiments to convey any type of change." Robert J. Marshak, Ph.D., author of Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change “Finding the right words to communicate change is challenging, even for the best of managers. In this user-friendly text, Lawrence and Antoine provide hundreds of practical phrases to better prepare managers for the task. The book is rich with insightful suggestions on change messaging considerations and construction.” Edward Ferris, Assistant Professor, The New School for Management and Urban Policy "In my over 20 years of running companies and corporate divisions I have seen a direct correlation between the quality of communication of my managers and their success in the business world. If you aspire to be an effective, efficient, and productive leader then I highly recommend this book. It is an outstanding reference guide and road map for pragmatic yet inspirational communication techniques." Mitch Pisik, President and CEO, Breckwell Products
THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME As an office professional, you are the point person for critical day-to-day activities. That means effective communication with your manager and internal and external stakeholders is key to the success of your office and organization. Perfect Phrases for Office Professionals has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for any situation you’re likely to face. From defining your role in the office to promoting interdepartmental communication to getting the credit you deserve, this handy, quick-reference guide provides the most effective language to: Establish a quality relationship with your manager Clarify and manage assignments Get results without formal authority Handle customer complaints like a pro