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How to lead without focus on metrics

How to lead without focus on metrics

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Leaning on metrics can be dangerous

Many C-suite executives, supervisors, and managers are fixated on metrics to evaluate overall company performance and effectiveness. Employees are reminded that "What gets measured gets done."

Yet, there is another truth that is equally true. Jerry Muller,...

Metrics can't give us a complete picture

It's tempting to only rely on metrics that are easy to measure, but they often give us only half the story.

An obsession with performance indicators can make organizations rigid, shortsighted, and dismissive of innovation.

Data around reputation, loyalty, trust, satisfaction and more ...

The best way to build a culture where your team buys into the goals and feel intrinsically motivated starts with trust. Most companies measure trust by tacit approval and execution of plans or a lack of discussion on the goals. But that is not trust; it's...

Metrics can create a false sense of security.

For example, Peloton held on to a near-rabid fandom as evidence of their success. When regulators started to question the safety of the company's treadmills, they focused harder on the strength of their brand and attacked th...

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