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The Responsive Manager/Leader by Robert Bacal

Leadership remains one of those mysteries in modern management, with so many models and approaches, many of which focus on aspects like personality, inspiration, and so on. One area that is not often discussed is the relationship between leading and managing performance, perhaps because managing performance isn't a terribly "glamorous" enterprise, compared to something like charismatic leadershp

The Relationship Between Effective Leadership and Managing Performance

Consider the following:

  • Organizational leaders are the ONLY ones who can make performance management work, by making their reports accountable for setting goals for employees, communicating all year 'round, and conducting effective reviews.
  • If leaders want engaged employees, one of the major ways is to make the MEANING of their work, clear, relevant and inspirational, and that means using a system where employees know, not just what they are do, but WHY. The process that works is a strong performance management SYSTEM (not just a performance review).
  • Leaders succeed when they act as models for the organizational culture they want to create. While we don't usually think of performance management as a tool to create culture, properly done, they are, because the parts of a management system make clear "how and why we do things around here".
  • Performance management systems foster accountability and responsibility, and there's probably not a leader on the planet that wouldn't like more of both in his or her organization.

The Prescription For Leaders

Leaders don't have to be involved in the nuts and bolts of ensuring there's an effective system for managing performance, but they need to provide the impetus, the focus, to create such a system. It's unfortunate that most leaders don't spend any time on doing this, and on insisting on the accountability and responsibility that such a system can offer.

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