Learn the principles, habits and mindsets for evidence–based leadership
CAN YOU PROVE HOW WELL YOUR ORGANISATION PERFORMS?
Project completion, measures of activity, and even profit, are not convincing evidence of high performance. The world wants more transparencyto see the truth about how organisations are performing in fulfilling their purpose.
And yet, leaders are struggling to inspire their managers and employees to reach their strategic and operational goals; struggling to inspire a high–performance culture; and struggling with what transparency may reveal about their organisation′s true performance. But the best leaders aren′t panicking because they practise evidence–based leadership.
Prove It! is the first–of–its–kind guidebook to evidence–based leadership. Based on the principles of PuMP®, a practical and engaging approach to organisational performance measurement, this book from performance measure specialist and PuMP® creator Stacey Barr gives leaders a tangible, translucent way to quantifiably prove how well their organisation is performing. Learn how to:
- concretely communicate goals so everyone truly understands what they are contributing to
- create useful and meaningful measures of performance that people actually use, value, and remain excited about
- tightly align your business strategies to the goals too important to track with trivial counts or milestones
- make lasting improvements in performance that produce higher returns on investment.
Making the best strategic decisions and being a true evidence–based leader comes down to knowing the facts, and Prove It! gives you everything you need to measure performance and improve it.
About the author ix
Part I: What are you trying to prove? 1
1 The territory of high performance 3
2 Evidence–based leadership 13
3 Knowing is a double–edged sword 19
4 How to become an evidence–based leader 23
Part II: Habits of evidence–based leadership 33
5 Direction: Make it understood and it will be measurable 35
6 Evidence: Anything that matters can be measured 47
7 Execution: Implementing your strategy must deliver a high ROI 77
Part III: Organisational habits of evidence–based leadership 103
8 Decision: They want to work for something bigger than themselves 105
9 Action: Reaching for intrinsically rewarding targets 127
10 Learning: Success loves speed 155
11 Start now: Evidence–based leadership starts at the top 175
Appendix: XmR charts give us three signals 185