Tag Archives: Performance Measurement

Brainstorming a Waste of Time

To grow and innovate, organizations have to come up with creative ideas. At the employee level, creativity results from a combination of expertise, motivation, and thinking skills. At the team level, it results from the synergies between team members, which allows the group to produce something greater than the sum of its parts. The most

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How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

A Deloitte study, conducted in 2014, found that “up to 87% of America’s workforce doesn’t contribute to their full potential”. Though much has been written about a leader’s role in motivating, engaging, & bringing out the best in employees, the study found the reason for this sub-par contribution to be lack of passion for work.

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Want Your Employees to Trust You? Show You Trust Them

Executives and managers invest a lot of effort and time building trust in their teams: establishing trust within their employees and ensuring that their employees trust them in return. But many employees say they do not feel trusted by their managers, and when employees don’t feel trusted, workplace productivity and engagement often suffer. It’s up to the managers

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To Change Your Strategy, First Change How You Think

It seems that everyone these days is looking for a disruptive business model (BM) but it has to be realized that BM is only one part of the equation. Equally important is the mental model behind the BM, as well as a measurement model for both. It’s the combination of mental, business, and measurement models

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How Managers should solve problems by letting the Team Sort It Out

Managers are likely to get in situations where they allow teams to abdicate responsibility for solving their own problems; this is when they fail to understand their true role as a manager. The day you become a manager, the arithmetic changes and your success is no longer measured by how many problems you solve. Instead,

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What to Do About Mediocrity on Your Team

The toughest test of leaders is not how they deal with poor performance — it’s how they address mediocrity. Chronic mediocrity is a symptom of ineffective leadership, not of anaemic personnel. Mediocrity is not permanent. In fact, one can  dramatically turn around such performance in a matter of months through four leadership practices that lead to performance excellence;

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Research shows why managers undervalue long term incentive plans – a key component of the pay packages

For long, business leaders across the globe have struggled with whether or not they should have a pay plan in place that rewards long-term value creation. And often question ‘Does a long-term incentive plan inspire greater performance?’ They speculate if they need a plan in order to attract the right kind of people, whether it

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Strategies for managing a team having unrealistic targets

In recent times, with sluggish economy, executives in a desperate pursuit to grow are ignoring reason and setting growth targets that are overwhelming; the pressure to perform and grow is, put simply, too high. But as a manager, you have the responsibility to ensure that unreasonable targets don’t unleash detrimental behavior within the team. When

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