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Performance Management

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Steve Walker

“I wish I’d had this book 15 years ago. It is so well written and has loads of practical advice for everyday situations. I found it really helped me to reflect on my skills as a manager. Excellent and useful book.” Head of IT, Large International company


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How do excellent leaders manage and improve their staff? This is a book for line managers, team leaders and supervisors to enhance their performance management skills.


Effective, flexible and creative performance management lies at the heart of excellent leadership; which creates successful and innovative businesses. This book is aimed at people who are line managers, team managers or supervisors who really want to improve the way that they lead and encourage their staff to perform at their best. It gives a practical approach to solving real workplace issues with a step by step guide to actions that will encourage excellent performance.

» A rugged practical approach asking, “What do you need to change to get excellent performance from every individual in your team?”
» 5 key ideas to help you understand performance management.
» 4 step model for effective performance management in real world situations.
» A large, wide ranging choice of over 40 levers, tools that managers can use to improve performance and opportunities in their teams.
» Key practical research on performance management in organisations.
» How to encourage the people who are already performing at their best and how to help those who are struggling to achieve excellence.
» Practical exercises and action planning for you to develop your leadership skills.

A toolbox of ideas and actions to help you become an excellent leader.

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About the author - Steve Walker

Steve manages a very successful business as a consultant, coach and trainer specialising in management and leadership. He has worked with many organisations and individuals to improve their performance.
Steve always takes a pragmatic approach to performance management and gives advice and help that is useful in the real world. At the same time, he takes a considered and thoughtful approach, using up to date research and proven techniques. Steve makes sure that the unique culture of each organisation and the individual capabilities of the staff are part of any strategy he helps to develop.
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Praise for the Performance Management Course

“At last, a book that deals with all aspects of performance management in an understandable and pragmatic way. The case studies at the end are just the kind of issues I am dealing with - great book.” Senior Training Manager

“Steve gave total commitment and understanding to improve the performance of the college through the people. He was empathetic with staff but always challenging and focused. As his sponsor for the work Steve gave me constructive feedback on how the college contributed to the performance of staff in meeting challenging targets. The college success rates moved from 45% to 80% in a relatively short period of time, a true measure of the impact of performance management.”

“I wish I’d had this book 15 years ago. It is so well written and has loads of practical advice for everyday situations. I found it really helped me to reflect on my skills as a manager. Excellent and useful book.” Head of IT, Large International company

“It gave me practical tips which I can implement.”

“I think the roles and goals section will be extremely helpful to me and the team.”

“It gave me the opportunity to focus and take on board information while reflecting on my own practice.”

“I am really impressed with the amount of information that is in this book. It feels well researched and has been written by someone who has trained this in the real world.”

“Steve’s approach is to look holistically at performance management - addressing all aspects of the performance spectrum and linking models and theory with practical examples from his extensive experience of working with organisations. Steve makes performance management accessible and understandable, helping managers to clearly identify how they can get the best out of their people.”

“It was useful to look at how to reward staff, what to change to make rewards selective.”

“It gave me ideas for taking a proactive approach to performance management rather than only responding to poor performance.”

“This should be rolled out to all managers in my organisation.”

“Lots of ideas on how to improve performance management in my team- especially using the inquiry approach to action plan.”

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Book details

Printed book, 206 pages
ISBN 9781849370370
RRP  £18.99  $26.99  (US)

Ebook: PDF printable, 139 pages
RRP $16.99   Only $12.99 (US)

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