Summaries of the Week

How Performance Management Is Killing Performance–and What to Do About It

How Performance Management Is Killing Performance–and What to Do About It

Many organizations today struggle with performance management. Both employees and managers dread the routine of annual reviews. At the same time, accountability is recognized as important and necessary. In How Performance Management Is Killing Performance—and What to Do About It, M. Tamra Chandler discusses why long-used performance management systems do not work well. Based on her experience with numerous organizations, Chandler offers a comprehensive framework that organizations can use to rethink, redesign, and reboot their performance management systems.

Chandler, M. Tamra
Glass Jaw

Glass Jaw

The first two decades of the 21st century have been a Golden Age for gossips, blackmailers, and bullies. In Glass Jaw, crisis manager Eric Dezenhall investigates why people and institutions once thought to be virtually unassailable are now vulnerable to reputational assault. The speed with which toxic news and gossip spreads on the Internet makes it far more favorable to those attacking reputations than to those working to defend them. Consequently, targets of such attacks should have limited expectations when deciding when and how to respond.

Dezenhall, Eric
Platform Strategy

Platform Strategy

For the past 20 years, platform businesses that match, connect, and enable transactions among buyers and sellers have been growing at a tremendous rate. These businesses continue to disrupt traditional businesses in almost every sector and redefine the rules of success. In Platform Strategy, Laure Claire Reillier and Benoit Reillier define the unique characteristics of these emerging businesses, how they operate, and how platform business leaders and traditional business leaders alike can harness their power to develop and scale innovative business models.

Reillier, Laurie Claire
Personal Success

Personal Success

In Personal Success, motivational speaker Brian Tracy argues that some professionals achieve more success and wealth than others because they have a winning edge. A winning edge can be defined as being three percent better than the competition in key competence areas. To gain a winning edge, professionals must develop champion mindsets, work hard, and implement proven success methods.

Tracy, Brian
20 Minute Manager: Delegating Work

20 Minute Manager: Delegating Work

Delegating work to others offers positive benefits for leaders, direct reports, and organizations alike. In 20 Minute Manager: Delegating Work, Harvard Business Review Press explores the positive effects that successful delegation can offer when utilized properly.

Harvard Business Review Press