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First Published: Sun, Oct 05 2008. 11 28 PM IST

Updated: Sun, Oct 05 2008. 11 28 PM IST
Informative and thorough, a bit?repetitive
Robin Kessler relays her experience with Fortune 500 performance appraisal processes and teaches you how to do a better job of evaluating staff members. She advocates focusing on how they work and on their competencies in key tasks.
Her writing is clear and practical, if a tad repetitive. Each chapter concludes with useful Q&As about the main concepts. GetAbstract gives Kessler appraisal for her information and thoroughness; no doubt those are the goals she set in advance.
Competency-Based Performance Reviews
How to Perform Employee Evaluations the Fortune 500 Way
Robin Kessler
Career Press, 2008, 255 pages
List price: $13.99
‘ISBN-13: 9781564149817
Emotionally engaging
This is a good business parable with life management mapped as a three-ring circus, using vivid and instantly memorable images of juggling elephants and becoming the ringmaster of your life. Jones Loflin and Todd Musig keep the story emotionally engaging while presenting clear lessons.
This book isn’t very deep or innately innovative, but getAbstract thinks it will have you saying “Right on!” as you recognize your problem pachyderms and learn positive ways to handle them.
Juggling Elephants
An Easier Way to Get Your Most Important Things Done–Now!
Jones Loflin and Todd Musig
Portfolio, 2007, 144 pages
List price: $19.95
ISBN-13: 9781591841715
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First Published: Sun, Oct 05 2008. 11 28 PM IST