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Books to Help With Performance Appraisals

Discipline Without Punishment

Now in its second edition, Discipline Without Punishment  is a management classic and the best selling book ever written on how to solve people problems in organizations. Subtitled, “The Proven Strategy That Turns Problem Employees into Superior Performers,” this lively 258-page volume tells you everything you need to know about how to get problem employees to take responsibility for their behavior; how to solve attitude, attendance, and performance problems successfully; and how to install Dick Grote’s Discipline Without Punishment® system in your organization. Packed with sample dialogues, step-by-step procedures, detailed flowcharts, and specific do’s and don’ts, this valuable guide covers every aspect of putting a non-punitive, responsibility-based approach to discipline to work in your organization. It even includes a chapter on termination – when all else fails – that makes the separation process as painless as possible for both the organization and the employee.

Who says Discipline Without Punishment is worth reading?

“Grote outlines a complete program for coaching, building superior performance, and disciplining employees that is useful in handing absenteeism, bad attitudes, and poor performance. He also provides tips on solving people problems before they require disciplinary action.”

HR Magazine published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

“There is an important difference between Discipline Without Punishment and most other management tomes – the positive discipline system espoused here by Dick Grote actually works. It’s simple, it’s tested, it’s proven, it’s easy to implement, and it makes good sense. Readers will wonder why their organization hasn’t been applying this approach to performance improvement all along.”

Ron Zemke Co-author, the Knock Your Socks Off Service series