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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 advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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