About the Author
James W. Smither, Ph.D., is a consultant and scholar, with years of corporate HR experience. He is a professor in the Management Department at LaSalle University. A prolific writer, he is also the editor of the popular Performance Appraisal: State-of-the-Art in Practice (from Jossey-Bass).
Manuel London, Ph.D., is associate dean and director of the Center for Human Resource Management at the College of Business at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also has 12 years of corporate HR experience. He is the co-author with Marilyn London of First Time Leaders of Small Groups: How to Create High-Performing Committees, Task Forces, Clubs, and Boards from Jossey-Bass.
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