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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel A. Culbert Narrator: Samuel A. Culbert Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The performance review. It is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities. We all hate it. And yet nobody does anything about it.

Until now...

Straight-talking Sam Culbert, management guru and UCLA professor, minces no words as he puts managers on notice that -- with the performance review as their weapon of choice -- they have built a corporate culture based on intimidation and fear. Teaming up with Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Lawrence Rout, he shows us why performance reviews are bogus and how they undermine both creativity and productivity. And he puts a good deal of the blame squarely on human resources professionals, who perpetuate the very practice that they should be trying to eliminate.

But Culbert does more than merely tear down. He also offers a substitute -- the performance preview -- that will actually accomplish the tasks that performance reviews were supposed to, but never will: holding people accountable for their actions and their results, and giving managers and their employees the kind of feedback they need for improving their skills and to give the company more of what it needs.

With passion, humor, and a rare insight into what motivates all of us to do our best, Culbert offers all of us a chance to be better managers, better employees and, indeed, better people. Culbert has long said his goal is to make the world of work fit for human consumption. Get Rid of the Performance Review!shows us how to do just that.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Beggs | 7/31/2013

    " Performance reviews focus on issues after the fact. A liberating switch is to provide ongoing feedback then use previews to discuss strengths and doing what needs to be done to meet company goals "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Walter D'agostino | 7/30/2013

    " This book is excellent. It will frustrate you if you are in a performance review culture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John Stepper | 11/3/2012

    " It reads like a rant, and I wish there was more data and references, but it makes a powerful conceptual argument: the annual performance review is harmful to the firm and its employees. We need to eliminate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bruce Flanagan | 2/21/2012

    " I agree with this guy 100%, very controversial but I loved it and believe all HR people should read this book "

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