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The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Performance Appraisal Phrases

Book Description

Performance reviews, minus the dread.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Introduction
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. Signs You’ll See Along the Way
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Trademarks
  3. 1. Performance Appraisals 101
    1. 1. The Manager’s Challenge
      1. Setting the Standard: Your Role as Manager
      2. Measuring Greatness
      3. Gathering Data
      4. Translating Data
      5. Appraisal Essentials
        1. The Least You Need to Know
    2. 2. Planning the Review Meeting
      1. Gathering Documents
      2. Clarifying Your Objectives
      3. Considering Your Employee
        1. Getting to the Root of the Problem
        2. Understanding Your Employee’s Communication Style
      4. Considering Yourself
      5. Scripting Your Discussion
      6. Setting Employee Goals
      7. Choosing the Time and Place
        1. The Least You Need to Know
    3. 3. The Meeting
      1. Yielding Better Results: Collaborative Meetings
      2. Dealing With Disagreements
      3. Ending the Meeting
      4. Deciding on Post-Meeting Action
        1. The Least You Need to Know
  4. 2. What to Say: Phrases
    1. 4. General Phrases by Attribute: A–B
      1. Accuracy
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      2. Adaptability
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      3. Analytical Skills
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      4. Appearance
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      5. Aptitude
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      6. Attendance and Punctuality
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      7. Attitude
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      8. Behavior
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      9. Business Ethics
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
    2. 5. General Phrases by Attribute: C–F
      1. Communication-Oral
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      2. Communication-Written
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      3. Conflict Management
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      4. Cost-Consciousness
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      5. Creativity
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      6. Customer Focus
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      7. Decision-Making
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      8. Delegation
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      9. Dependability
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      10. Financial Management
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      11. Fit Within Organization
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      12. Flexibility
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      13. Follow-Through
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
    3. 6. General Phrases by Attribute: G–N
      1. General Job Skills
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      2. Giving and Receiving Feedback
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      3. Improvement
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      4. Independence/Autonomy
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      5. Initiative
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      6. Innovation
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      7. Interpersonal Skills
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      8. Job Knowledge
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      9. Judgment
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      10. Leadership
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      11. Motivation
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      12. Multitasking
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
    4. 7. General Phrases by Attribute: O–P
      1. Organization
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      2. Personal Attributes
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      3. Persuasiveness
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      4. Planning
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      5. Potential for Advancement
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      6. Prioritizing
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      7. Problem-Solving
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      8. Productivity
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      9. Professional Development
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      10. Professionalism
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
    5. 8. General Phrases by Attribute: Q–Z
      1. Quality
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      2. Relationship-Building
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      3. Resourcefulness
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      4. Supervision
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      5. Teamwork
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      6. Technical Abilities
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      7. Thoroughness
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      8. Time Management
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      9. Timeliness
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
      10. Trainability
        1. Positive Phrases
        2. Negative Phrases
    6. 9. Pop Performance Phrases
  5. 3. What to Say: Words
    1. 10. Adverbs That Accurately Assess Performance
    2. 11. Adjectives That Accurately Assess Performance
    3. 12. Verbs That Describe Actions
      1. Adaptability
      2. Clerical/Administrative
      3. Communication
      4. Creative
      5. Efficiency
      6. Financial
      7. Leadership/Training
      8. Management
      9. Research
      10. Technical