Performance Leadership

  • 1h 52m
  • Fatma Pakdil, Karen Moustafa Leonard
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2016

A fearsome aspect of management is the performance appraisal. It has become a byword for unfairness and irritation among employees. Some management writers are even proposing in doing away with it. We agree that the current method of appraisal is unsustainable and counterproductive. In this book, we discuss Performance Leadership the idea of leading employee performance, which should be the focus of management. Just doing appraisal or evaluation is not enough. Managers must incorporate the entire model of performance management and use it to lead within their workgroup, department, or organization. We walk managers through the steps of Performance Leadership, discussing the benefits and pitfalls of each step. The idea of making performance management work as a leadership style is new and simple, but it takes dedication to complete the task. This book is valuable for supervisors, managers, human resource staff, and others anyone who needs to manage performance!

About the Authors

Dr. Karen Moustafa Leonard is professor of management, College of Business, University of Arkansas Little Rock. Her doctorate is from the University of Memphis (Tennessee). Before obtaining her PhD, she was employed by various healthcare organizations. Dr. Leonard’s research is in the areas of organizational dysfunctions, such as bullying, performance management, knowledge management, and international organizational time and behavior. She publishes and presents in national and international journals and forums, and writes for various practitioner journals.

Dr. Fatma Pakdil is a faculty in the Department of Business Administration at Eastern Connecticut State University and was previously at Uludag University in Bursa, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, and at Auburn University in Alabama. She earned a BS in econometrics, MBA, and PhD in management from Uludag University. She was the quality director at Konur Hospital, Turkey. She earned the full professorship of management in 2013 from Baskent University in Turkey.

In this Book

  • Performance Leadership™
  • Introduction
  • How Is Management Success Created?
  • What Is Performance?
  • Are Job Analysis and Job Design Really Necessary?
  • How Are Job Descriptions and Job Specifications Created?
  • Why Use Goal Setting?
  • What Is the Performance Appraisal Process?
  • Why and How Should Feedback Be Given?
  • What Are Major Issues in Performance Leadership™?
  • References