The performance appraisal is the single most important meeting of the year because it is the “sacred intersection” that connects the talent, effort, aspirations, and growth of your people with the organizational strategy and future of the company. Recognizing and honoring this “sacred intersection” is fundamental to people engagement and organizational success. You cannot fake it and simply go through the motions. It demands that you make an ownershift.
What leadership types are present in your executive team? How do you ensure that your leadership team is comprised of balanced players, and not functional fanatics, committe comrades or operational addicts that hurt you as a team that aspires to play at its best?
How do use your muscle, or power, as a leader? To drive immediate action or influence others to act?
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Yet the squeak in the wheel might not be where the real opportunities lie.
Busy leaders often produce mediocre results because they are simply too busy to recognize opportunities in front of them. Often leaders solve problems but fail to dig deeper and wider and create improvements. Busy leaders are distracted and this disrupts connections with others. Several leaders have commented to me, “I’d like to meet more with my people but I have too much to do”.