The ability to give a successful appraisal is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career and get the best from their team. Written by Di Kamp, a leading expert on appraisals as both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order give a successful appraisal. The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience. So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
Di Kamp is Chief Executive of Meta (UK) Ltd. The company specialises in helping organisations and individuals to develop excellence in management practice. Di has helped a number of organisations to enhance their performance development systems, and has trained both managers and their appraisees in how to use appraisals to enhance performance.
Sunday: Clarify the real purpose and benefits of doing appraisals, so that you can see why it's worthwhile to give time and energy to them. Monday: Learn how to formulate a meaningful and relevant appraisal, which will give the appraisee and the organisation useful information. Tuesday: Explore how to set up the appraisal process in a way that makes it easy for you and the appraisee to be well-prepared. Wednesday: Look at the attitude and approach you need as an appraiser to elicit the most useful outcomes from the appraisal interview. Thursday: Learn how to structure the review part of the appraisal interview to make it meaningful. Friday: Learn how to condut the future development part of the appraisal interview in a way that results in achievable actions. Saturday: Explore the importance of follow-through after the appraisal interview, to make it part of a whole performance development process, so that it translates into continuous improvement.