Most people are familiar with old-school performance management in the form of their annual performance review. The forms, the hounding emails, the bell curves, the negotiating… all part of an annual ritual that is almost universally dreaded by HR professionals and employees alike. And it simply doesn’t work.

How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It offers a real alternative. It’s a step-by-step guide to the PM Reboot system, an actionable and effective performance management solution. A down-to-earth and humorous read, it has all the tools you’ll need to custom-design and implement a performance management program optimized for today’s increasingly connected, volatile, and multi-generational world. It is a guide to driving real performance, for both your people and your organization. 

Any leader, manager or HR professional who believes in the power of good feedback will profit from this book. Tamra captures her readers’ attention with her authenticity, her wit and her deep experience. It’s a fast read because she hits the subject hard and has really spent time thinking through her recommendations. You’ll circle phrases and dog ear the pages of the hard and soft copy!!
— Beverly Kaye, Founder & Chairperson: Career Systems Intl, and Co-author of Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay

Executive Version! Share the Reboot with your leaders.

Are you wondering how to share How Performance Management is Killing Performance – and What to Do About It with your executives and managers? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Introducing Rethinking Performance Management – a Leader’s Guide, an enhanced e-reader version designed for busy leaders.

It’s shorter, zippier, focused on the big picture rather than tactics, and includes author videos and animations to explain key concepts. Perfect for a quick, impactful read!




An examination of what's broken in the world of traditional performance programs, and a guide to the fundamental shifts you’ll need to embrace to design a new way.


Your step-by-step guide to designing a performance solution just for your organization, customized to drive your strategic goals and succeed in today's complex world.


Tips and considerations for building and implementing your own solution, including a deep dive into how you can ensure your solution sticks.