The 10 Elements of Positive Performance Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John Mattone: The fundamental belief underlying Positive Performance Management (PPM) is this: Leaders and their employees must strive to make performance reviews complete, honest, and timely. In the course of executing PPM, you should hold yourself to the highest standards of character, always being fair and honest and never injuring a person’s sense of dignity and self-worth.

Managing Results by Defining “Deliverables” Early On


Note: My book ‘ #QUALITYtweet – 140 bite-sized ideas to deliver quality in every project ’ explores the people, process and leadership aspects to build a constantly improving organization culture. Bonus: QAspire Blog was recently featured on Community of Program and Project Managers (PPM Community).

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A Round Up of My Writing in August 2010


My Writing at QAspire Blog Excellence: Lessons From Anupam Kher The ‘Invisibles’ in Business Performance Engagement, Leadership and Power of Storytelling Metrics: Are They Mapped With Your Business Objectives? QAspire Blog was recently featured on Community of Program and Project Managers (PPM Community). My post ‘ Engagement, Leadership and Power of Storytelling ‘ featured in HR Carnival - Jukebox Edition at Paul Smith’s "Welcome to the Occupation" blog.

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Ford's Impressive Sustainability Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Buried beneath the pizzaz of high-profile PR announcements, Ford has developed what appears to be a broad, well-thought-out sustainability strategy. Three key aspects of Ford's sustainability strategy strike me as critical, and show the company's real leadership: It's based on hard science. So will Ford develop — and build great brand stories around — the efficient or electric cars that people want?

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The First 90 Days in a New CIO Position

Harvard Business Review

Managing this rapid change and fostering innovation while "keeping the trains running on time" is the primary leadership role required of any CIO, new or old. In today''s complex and increasingly heterogeneous technology environment, it is also critical to integrate a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy that aligns project lifecycles from concept through development and finally to support and continuous enhancement.