3000 Power Words and Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews: Ready-to-Use Language for Successful Employee Evaluations Spiral-Bound | August 27, 2013

Sandra E. Lamb

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A comprehensive yet accessible handbook for writing and conducting meaningful, effective performance reviews, geared toward managers of all levels, from the author of How to Write It.
Performance reviews are one of the best tools managers have to shape company talent and culture, develop strong channels of communication with employees, and create systemic change. In this pithy, user-friendly handbook, author and writing teacher Sandra E. Lamb lays out the best methods and proven tactics to administer productive evaluations that benefit both parties— and the company. Lamb teaches managers how to design scoring systems for employees, prepare for and conduct in-person and written reviews, and use the right key words. Covering both hard and soft skills, this indispensible reference includes lists of powerful words and phrases that clearly describe positive and negative performance. Featuring sections targeted to specific industries and jobs, this guide empowers managers at all levels to master the art of performance reviews that achieve results.
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1607744821
Item Weight: 0.5 lbs
Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
"Sandra Lamb has come up with a fantastic framework for organizing performance reviews and suggestions for how to best give finely-tuned feedback with eloquent words. This is a marvelously clever and much-needed book. Words don't always come easy these days, and wordsmiths are a dying breed. Sandra is one of the very best. I highly recommend this book to you."
-RICHARD N. BOLLES, author of What Color Is Your Parachute? 
“If a manager desired a ‘how-to’ book that made performance reviews quick, easy and immediately useful, this is the book. I am recommending this book to every company I consult to. Why? Because it definitely is the best performance review book ever written.”
-MICHAEL MERCER, Ph.D., author of Hire the Best & Avoid the Rest
SANDRA E. LAMB began her career in the field of technical writing, then moved on to a progression of organizational management and CEO positions. Along the way she developed and administered performance review and employee bonus programs that helped both her organization and her employees succeed.

Lamb has researched and written texts in business organization and management, and brings to 3000 Power Words and Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews the kind of lightening accuracy and expert feel for the most effective words and phrases she demonstrated in her award-winning book, How to Write It, now in its third edition. She is also the author of Personal Notes and Write the Right Words.

For more information, or if you are interested in having her as a speaker, spokesperson, or consultant, visit SandraLamb.com.