Leadership Tips, Tools and Tutorials For the First Time Manager
Monday, January 21, 2008
Do This and Stay Off the Sideline
The one of the biggest mistakes a leader can make, is failing to measure work. We know if we don't get things done, we could possibly end up on the sideline in our organization. Leaders are mainly responsible for making things happen through a team. By having steps in place to track progress and provide people with a plan, we ensure things get done. Over fifteen years ago a seminar leader told me, "What gets measured, gets done." About.com's management guru, F. John Reh, wrote a great article, You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure, highlighting the importance of this leadership practice. Check it out.