Thursday, June 22, 2006

Quality Leadership "Be a Great Leader -- Reveal Your Performance Evaluation" Be a better leader...NOT!

I found this article today at Yahoo's Finance Page.

"Be a Great Leader -- Reveal Your Performance Evaluation" - complete story

"Sharing your personal performance against the goals set for you will engage associates to help you become a better leader. They'll know what your strengths are and where you might need help. The practice creates energy and builds trust."

By: Ram Charan
Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business advisor, speaker, and author who has coached some of the world’s most successful CEOs. For 35 years, he has worked behind the scenes at companies like GE, KLM, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, Home Depot, 3M, Verizon, and Thomson.

qualityg says ... Sorry, Performance Evaluations will never produce the results that they are intended to do. The paragraph above says engage your associates for you to become a better leader. If you have not already done this how did you become a leader in the first place?

Unfortunately I can not find an address where to respond to Mr. Charan.

To be a better leader have "ALL" employee performance evaluations and "BONUSES" posted on your comapany's web site for all associates to be enraged (I mean engaged). - This will never happen.

Performance Evals is one of the main causes for the "Demise of American Management."

To be a greater leader - GET RID OF THEM! It's time to start concentrating on things that matter and that is prevention of errors (reduce costs), innovative, increase productivity, increase market share and increase jobs. Be a great leader and get mad at the defects and errors that are being produced within your processes. Do your jobs and set the example for your people to do their jobs correctly. Quit trying to evaluate after the fact. In fact quit trying all together.

Trying to be better is not good enough anymore. I can't sing and no matter how much I try I will never be a singer, it's not who I am, I am not comfortable with it and in fact I just plain stink. It would be wrong for me to keep trying to become a singer, just as it is wrong for many CEOs and Managers to try and become Leaders.

Start being a "Voice" of change instead of "Echoing" the same American Management conventional thinking.

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