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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Closed: Giveaway: Audiobook Get Rid of the Performance Review by Samuel A. Culbert & Lawrence Rout

Thank you to everyone that entered. There were 10 different entrants and a total of 15 entries!

Here are the three winners:
1) Darcie K
2) Simply Stacie
3) Renee G

Emails are being sent to the winners. Thank you again for entering and congratulations to the winners. I hope you enjoy them.

All winners were chosen using Random.org


Thanks to Anna at Hachette I can giveaway 3 copies of this one.

About the Book

The performance review. It is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities. We all hate it. And yet nobody does anything about it.

Until now...

Straight-talking Sam Culbert, management guru and UCLA professor, minces no words as he puts managers on notice that -- with the performance review as their weapon of choice -- they have built a corporate culture based on intimidation and fear. Teaming up with Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Lawrence Rout, he shows us why performance reviews are bogus and how they undermine both creativity and productivity. And he puts a good deal of the blame squarely on human resources professionals, who perpetuate the very practice that they should be trying to eliminate.

But Culbert does more than merely tear down. He also offers a substitute -- the performance preview -- that will actually accomplish the tasks that performance reviews were supposed to, but never will: holding people accountable for their actions and their results, and giving managers and their employees the kind of feedback they need for improving their skills and to give the company more of what it needs.

With passion, humor, and a rare insight into what motivates all of us to do our best, Culbert offers all of us a chance to be better managers, better employees and, indeed, better people. Culbert has long said his goal is to make the world of work fit for human consumption. "Get Rid of the Performance Review!" shows us how to do just that.

For more information about this book please visit Hachette's website.

Giveaway Info

The giveaway will end 6/16/10 at 11:59pm (EST)

1) Only winners from the US and Canada
2) No PO boxes

To enter:
1) Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)
2) Get an extra entry for following my blog (let me know if you're a new follower or have been following for a while!)
3) Get a third entry for mentioning this giveaway: On your blog, facebook, twitter... anywhere (Make sure to leave me a link or your SN so I can verify!)
4) Get an extra for referring friends who become followers of my blog. Have them mention your name in their comments. (along with all their info!!)

!!!REMEMBER!!!! If you do not leave your e-mail in your comment you will not be entered into the giveaway!!!

The winners will be randomly drawn and notified by email.

Good Luck and thank you for reading my blog!


Anonymous said...

i'm interested in reading this book.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway which sounds interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne-Marie T said...

I have always hated those performance reviews.

Please count me in.


Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...


simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

Would love to read this. I always dread performance reviews.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Sean said...

please enter me

Misusedinnocence said...

This sounds great, I would love to be entered.


Misusedinnocence said...

I'm an old follower.


DCMetroreader said...

Would like to win this


DCMetroreader said...


Renee G said...

New follower on GFC as "rsg".

Renee G said...

Would love to listen to this.

Darcie K. said...

I follow via Google Friend Connect

Darcie K. said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the chance!