You know why you’ve bought this book. Let’s be honest—whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, if you’re like most people, the annual performance review isn’t something that you generally look forward to. For better or for worse, you’re in good company. For a variety of reasons that we’ll explore in this book, the performance review is for many of us an uncomfortable conversation that we would much prefer not to have. Too often the performance review is filled with anxiety and uncertainty and produces results that satisfy no one. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We have the choice and opportunity to transform these frequently tense and fear-laden discussions into fearless and productive conversations ...

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