Chapter 6. Prepare Yourself

We won’t deny that conducting performance appraisals can indeed set you up to feel ill at ease. It’s understandable, after all, that you may be uncomfortable passing judgment on the people you work with every day and how well they perform their jobs. Granted, your position as manager gives you the right to do it, but it’s human nature to squirm a little.

However, if you’ve taken the time to prepare carefully for each performance appraisal you hold with your employees, you don’t have to feel discomfited. This chapter includes two checklists you’ll want to use to make sure that you are ready before you start your meeting.

If you’ve taken the advice from this book and given the employee a self-evaluation form, as well as ...

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