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101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges
Inappropriate attire, lateness, sexually offensive behavior, not to mention productivity and communication issues...these are just a few of the uncomfortable topics bosses must sometimes discuss with their employees. 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees offers realistic sample dialogues managers can use to facilitate clear, direct interactions with their employees, helping them sidestep potential awkwardness and meet issues head-on.

This practical, solution-oriented book walks readers through some of the most common as well as the most serious employee problems they are likely to encounter:
  • Covers everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings.
  • Helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but how to say it.
  • Provides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations...and get the very best from their people.
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2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey
Featured ALA Book The Association of Legal Administrators’ (ALA) 2013 edition of its Compensation and Benefits Survey contains information collected from legal organizations throughout the United States and Canada. This Survey, conducted in collaboration with ALM Legal Intelligence and available in PDF format, focuses on salaries and benefits for legal administrators, functional specialists, paralegals and legal secretaries. The Survey features data breakouts for each management position by: type of organization, number of lawyers, geographic location, supervisory responsibility, experience, education, and state/province, including and excluding metropolitan areas.

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Nonmember nonparticipant: $400

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2013 Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey
Featured ALA Book The Association of Legal Administrators’ (ALA) 2013 edition of its Large Firm Key Staff Compensation Survey contains data collected from U.S. firms with 100 or more attorneys. This survey, available in PDF format, focuses on salaries for legal administrators and director-level functional specialists in those firms. The Survey features data breakouts for each position by firm size, geographic location, experience, education and certification.

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2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals: Ready-to-Use Phrases That Really Get Results
As a manager, you aren't truly successful unless your employees are as well. Helping them establish compelling, actionable performance goals is the first and most important step, and 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals is there to lend a hand.

A natural follow-up to the bestselling 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, this quick-reference guide provides readers with:
  • Ready-to-use performance goals organized by the characteristics and core competencies used most often in the appraisal process.
  • From attendance and attitude to teamwork and time management, find the language you need to inspire exceptional results.
  • Includes wording tailored to many of the most common positions in sales and marketing, accounting and finance, HR, IT, legal, manufacturing, operations, and more.
Comprehensive and organized for ease of use, this book enables managers to lay the groundwork necessary for phenomenal achievement on the part of their people.
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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
Good Strategy/Bad Strategy uses fascinating examples from business, nonprofit, and military affairs to bring its original and pragmatic ideas to life. Reflecting an astonishing grasp and integration of economics, finance, technology, history, and the brilliance and foibles of the human character, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy stems from Richard Rumelt's decades of digging beyond the superficial to address hard questions with honesty and integrity.

Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight-into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate response. He shows you how insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools for guiding your own thinking.

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy will show you:
  • How to clear out the mumbo jumbo and muddled thinking underlying too many strategies
  • A clear way to create and implement a powerful action-oriented strategy for the real world
  • Rumelt's nine sources of power-ranging from using leverage to effectively focusing on growth-are eye-opening yet pragmatic tools that can be put to work on Monday morning
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Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers
The legal community is notorious for generating paper--and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally.

In just one hour, you will learn to:


  • Get your colleagues and staff on board
  • Analyze your current paper workflow and set new goals
  • Assess your hardware, software, and app needs
  • Become a PDF expert
  • Develop or acquire a document management system
  • Make cloud-based storage work for you
  • Work on-the-go with mobile technology
  • Set up a virtual law office or client portal
  • Understand the ethics considerations of a paperless practice
  • And much more!
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Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews
THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME

The ability to craft an employee review that is meaningful and change-driven is what separates average supervisors from great managers. How often, though, have you struggled to find the most appropriate words for your needs?

This completely revised and updated second edition of Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews provides hundreds of ready-made phrases you can use to clearly communicate any employee's performance in 74 different skill areas. Learn the most effective language for:
  • Crafting an accurate, carefully worded assessment
  • Documenting behaviors and accomplishments
  • Guiding and developing promising workers
  • Conducting face-to-face interviews
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The Big Book of HR
Managing people is the most challenging part of any leader's day. And that job certainly is not getting any easier. The Big Book of HR will provide any HR professional, manager, or business owner of any size organization the information they need to get the most from their talent.

It is filled with information on everything from the most strategic HR-related issues to the smallest tactical detail of how to manage people.

The Big Book of HR will clearly and comprehensively explain how to:
  • Identify, motivate and retain your superstars
  • Determine the employees you need and when to hire them
  • Select the best applicants for your positions and your culture
  • Assimilate new talent into your organization
  • Manage using total rewards and performance management
  • Maintain positive employee relations and manage conflict
Each topic covered includes information on associated legal issues, and includes stories from leading organizations to illustrate how Human Resources can positively impact the organization. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to test your understanding of the topic and encourage additional thought. Many sample forms and templates plus a list of additional resources are included, as well.
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The Essential Performance Review Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource For Any Manager or HR Professional
Are performance reviews at your company like fruitcake--you get it every year whether you want one or not? It doesn’t have to be like that. Because everyone wants to know how they’re doing, how they measure up, and what their chances are for advancement and rewards.

And they want to do things right.

The Essential Performance Review Handbook will help you understand why performance reviews:
  • Serve as an important business tool.
  • Motivate personnel and increase productivity.
  • Help achieve your company goals.
  • Improve manager-employee communication.
  • Reduce your risk of legal liability.

Whether you’re a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.

“The Essential Performance Review Handbook turns the writing of such appraisals from a tedious paperwork chore to a powerful management and motivational tool—a valuable new way of thinking about an old task.”—Robert Bly, author of 101 Ways to Make Every Second Count

“This book should be required reading for all employers and their supervisors.”—Henry P. Baer, former chair of the labor & employment law practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Whether you’re a manager or a HR professional, this is an indispensable resource to help you create confident, motivated, and productive employees.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation-each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.

Thinking, Fast and Slow reveals:
  • Where we can and cannot trust our intuitions
  • How we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking
  • Practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives-and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
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