ARCHIVE

The Archive page contains links to a number of articles that may be of interest and of use to you.  Whether you’re a manager looking to strengthen your team’s performance or an executive in career transition looking to improve your interviewing abilities, these articles should help.  Simply click on “Link to Article,” and you’ll be all set.

How to Have Tough Conversations with Employees…A Seminar by Paul Falcone

This 55-minute management training video on constructive confrontation is a shortened version of a workshop based on Paul’s bestselling book 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees.  Use this as a training tool for any leaders on your team who need to strengthen their communication skills with their subordinates.

Performance Management and Leadership Development

  • SHRM Online Highlight of 3rd Edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups: “Part 2:  Progressive Discipline: Answers to More of Your Common Questions: Link to Article
  • SHRM Online Highlight of 3rd Edition of 101 Sample Write-Ups: “Part 1:  Common Questions About Tricky Progressive Discipline Issues” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: ” Viewpoint: Caught in the Middle…What to do when two subordinates keep dragging you into their problems with one another” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Viewpoint: There Are New Limits on Disciplining Employees” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Naming Names: When to Identify Co-Workers in Corrective Action Documentation” Link to Article
  • Expert Commentary on SHRM.org about “How HR Can Prepare for the Next Recession” Link to Article
  • Expert Commentary in ComputerWorld about “Putting People First: The Power of Employee Engagement” Link to Article
  • Expert commentary in ComputerWorld about “What’s Your Strategy to Create a Great Company Culture?” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Generic or Specific Termination Letters: What is in Your Company’s Best Interests?” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook:  Expert commentary from Author Paul Falcone on “The Benefits of Talent Rotation for Leadership Development.”  Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook:  “The Written Warning: What If An Employee Won’t Sign It?”  Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “What a Successful HR-Client Partnership Looks Like” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “The Leader-as-Coach: 10 Questions You Need to Ask to Develop Employees” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Employment-at-Will vs. the Discharge-for-Just-Cause-Only Standard: A Critical Employment Law Distinction” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Viewpoint: Firing for Cause Beats Position Eliminations Every Time” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “When Documenting, Beware: Missteps Can Sink Your Ship in Court”  Link to Article
  • The SHRM Blog: “A Glimpse Into #SHRM16 Speaker Paul Falcone’s New Book” Link to Article
  • Engaging Leaders Podcast: “141: Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees | with Paul Falcone”  Link to Podcast
  • SHRM Online: “Viewpoint: 3 Caveats for Paying Employees to ‘Go Away'” Link to Article
  • “HR Bookless Club” with Cathy Fyock:  Paul Falcone on his newest book, “75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees” Link to Interview
  • Talent Talk Radio Show:  Paul Falcone on his newest book, “75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees” Link to Interview
  • USA Mobile Drug Testing: “HR Experts Share Their Secrets to Creating a Happy and Productive Work Environment” Link to Article
  • 501cTrust HR Update: “Staff Motivation: Core Truths about Raising Employee Engagement in the Workplace” Link to Newsletter PDF
  • Drake Business Review Online: “‘Stay Interviews’: 6 Practical Questions for Key Employee Retention” Link to Article
  • Drake Business Review Online: “Staff Motivation: Core Truths About Raising Employee Engagement in the Workplace” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Communicating Bad News for the First Time During the Annual Performance Review” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “‘Stay’ Interviews: 6 Practical Questions for Key Employee Retention” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Executive Coaching: How Do You ‘Coach to Normal’?” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Correcting for Grade Inflation on an Employee’s Annual Performance Review” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “5 Simple Grammar Tips for Better Business Writing.” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Delivering Bad News During the Annual Performance Appraisal.” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Three Steps to Great Staff Meetings.” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Sample Creativity and Innovation Phrases for Performance Appraisals” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Sample Teamwork Phrases for Performance Appraisals” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Sample Communication Phrases for Performance Appraisals” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Sample Leadership Phrases for Performance Appraisals” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online:  “Antidote to Worker Lawsuits: Happy Employees.”  Link to Article (PDF)
  • SHRM Online: “Employee Engagement in the Summer: Consider Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Needs.” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “3 Questions to Help in Setting Effective Performance Goals for Your Team.” Link to Article
  • AMACOM Books Blog: “Helping Managers Rate Employees Accurately at Performance Review Time: An Interview with Author Paul Falcone.” Link to Blog Article
  • MSW Magazine: “Talk it Out: Address Super-Charged Workplace Issues Diplomatically and Honestly without Putting the Employee or Colleague on the Defensive.” Link to Article
  • Monster: “Five Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees” Link to Article
  • “Employee Engagement” guest interview with Ogletree Deakins Law Firm (blog interview) Link to Article
  • “Can the Performance Review Be Fixed? An Interview with Author Paul Falcone” guest interview with Ogletree Deakins Law Firm (blog interview) also quoted in industry publication, Lexology. Link to Article
  • Inc. Magazine: “It’s August–Time for Employee Reviews?” Link to Article
  • AMA Playbook: “How Do You Stimulate Creative Teams and Increase Innovation?” Link to Article
  • Business Execution Radio podcast: “Good Ways for Dealing with Bad Performance” Link to Article
  • Watch Paul’s interview with SHRM’s Mary Ellen Slater, senior editor of Smart Brief on “101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees.” Link to Page with Video
  • Paul and co-author, Winston Tan, offer this helpful podcast related to their recent book, The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit, published by AMACOM Books. Link to Podcast

Effective Interviewing and Hiring (for Employers) 

  • AMA Playbook: “7 Creative Interview Questions To Ask Millennials” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “Interview Ice Breakers: 7 Questions to Segue into Meaningful Candidate Conversations” Link to Article
  • SHRM Online: “How to Make the Most of Your Relationship with Your Outplacement Service Provider” Link to Article
  • Entertainment Human Resources Network (EHRN): “Adopt a “Career Coaching” Approach to Interviewing” Link to PDF
  • Biz Talk Radio with Jim Lobaito: “96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire” Link to Podcast
  • PaulFalconeHR.com: “3 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Generate Meaningful Candidate References” Link to Article
  • Greater Los Angeles Association of Legal Administrators’ June/July 2014 Leadership Exchange: “Interviewing to Know the Real Person–Getting Inside Candidates’ Heads and Hearts” (page 40) Link to PDF
  • Financial Times of London:  “Should You Look Beyond Tried and Tested Talent Pools?” Link to Article
  • Monster: “How to Interview in a Recessionary Business Environment” Link to Article
  • Monster: “How to Interview Job Candidates–Ask the Right Questions” Link to Article
  • Monster: “The New Hire–Five Questions to Ask Before Making a Job Offer” Link to Article
  • Monster: “Reference Checking: Get Real Information from Reference Checks” Link to Article
  • Monster: “Power Interviewing: Questions that Extract Candidate Skills and Capabilities” Link to Article

Career Management