Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals

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McGraw Hill Professional, Mar 24, 2004 - Business & Economics - 175 pages
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Set the bar for outstanding performance

A follow-up to the top-selling Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, this book provides managers with phrases and goals that describe expected future performance from their direct reports. A timesaving job aid for any performance review or plan, the book:

  • Makes it easy for managers to set high performance goals for executives, management, or non-managers employees
  • Includes many categories of goals, from revenue and productivity goals to quality and personal development goals • Facilitates the goal-setting process across the organization
  • Includes a guide to writing a performance plan for any employee

Featuring hundreds of ready-to-use performance goals, this practical job aid makes it simple for managers to set the bar for outstanding future results.


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A good introduction to why performance objectives and the dialogue between manager and employee is vital for success. Having worked with SMART criteria (e.g., Specific, Measurable, Achievable ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Douglas Max is managing director of LR Communications, a firm that conducts on-site seminars in writing and presentation skills. He lives in Berkley Heights, New Jersey.

Robert Bacal is author of Managing Performance and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Consulting. His performance management website,, is visited by thousands of people every month. He lives in Winnipeg.

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