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101 Tough Conversations to Have With Employees

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Bad attitudes? Discipline and performance problems? Here’s much-needed help for managers who need to “have a talk” with their people.


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. Covering everything from substandard performance reviews to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this handy guide helps managers treat their people with dignity, focusing not just on what to say but also on how to say it. This helpful book provides proven techniques managers can use to protect themselves and their organizations—and get the very best from their people.


About the Author

Paul Falcone (Valencia, CA) is Vice President of Human Resources at Nickelodeon. He is the author of 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, and 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire.

Additional Info

Name 101 Tough Conversations to Have With Employees
SKU 48.23023
Year published 2009
Page count 320
Publisher AMACOM
ISBN 9780814413487
Author Paul Falcone
Format Paperback


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Real situations, real talk Review by Catherine
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Love how Paul Falcone confronts issues head-on. These are professional, helpful and successful solutions to employee issues. Great book! (Posted on 1/20/2015)
Large Range of Situations Review by Kristen
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This is a great book to have and share with supervisors in your company. It gives a great way to start the hard conversations and the direction of how it should go. (Posted on 9/27/2013)
Great to have Review by Sarah
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It's great to have this book on my shelf. Whenever I encounter an akward situation, this is one of the first places I go to see how Paul Falcone would communicate the issue. (Posted on 5/31/2012)

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