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Marnie E. Green’s newest book, Painless Performance Conversations:
A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions,

released April 2013. Order your copy now!

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NowAvailableFROM THE PUBLISHER: Actionable communication and management strategies for tackling difficult workplace discussions. Delivering the uncomfortable news that an employee is not stacking up can be stressful, and managers often have difficulties finding the right words to get their message across. Painless Performance Conversations presents actionable and practical communication and management strategies for any manager looking to effectively influence employee performance. Learn how to focus these conversations for maximum impact on performance, crystallize expectations for what success looks like, and engage employees in solution-finding.

Presenting four key mindsets and an easy-to-use conversation model, this book offers the tangible solutions managers need to tackle critical workplace discussions with poise and professionalism, as well as the tools needed to stay focused in otherwise difficult conversations.

  • Eliminates the pain and fear that leads to procrastination of tough workplace conversation
  • Reduces the harmful impacts of judgment in performance conversation
  • Helps managers create a culture of ownership and accountability

Marnie Green walks you through the steps so you are your own expert on conducting performance conversations. Her practical counsel, exceptional writing style, and insight from years of coaching leaders make this a ‘must read’ book.

Richard S Deems, PhD.President, WorkLife Design. Co-author of Leading In Tough Times, on Microsoft’s and Eaton’s Recommended Reading Lists;  and author of Interviewing: More Than A Gut Feeling.