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First Quarter Score

April 8th, 2014  | 

Published in Strategic Planning

March Madness is over.
So is the first quarter of 2014.
What’s your score?

My survey of 6,000 executives worldwide shows that most organizations do a poor job of tracking performance.

Organizations everywhere track things that do not connect intellectually, financially or emotionally to the people doing the work. They track too many things, so people don’t know which top three indicators matter most. And they fail to make the performance they’re tracking visible so that people can see how what they’re doing is helping and get a sense of accomplishment.

Your first quarter score will not guarantee where you’ll finish 2014, but it’s one indicator.

Do the people on your team know how you’re keeping score?

Do they know what they can do to help the organization win?

About the Author: Greg Bustin is an executive coach, consultant and speaker who has delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. www.bustin.com Greg advises leaders at some of the world’s most admired companies, and his views about leadership have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Chief Executive, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, Leader to Leader, and other major publications. He’s written five leadership books. His newest book, How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices (Sourcebooks), examines decision-making in history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies. How Leaders Decide

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