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Thursday, March 11, 2021
Your Employees with Purpose, Not Profits
for leaders to emphasize the importance of hitting financial targets, but
making numbers the centerpiece of your leadership is a costly mistake.
Financial results are an outcome, not a root driver for employee performance,
and a growing body of evidence tells us that overemphasizing financial targets
erodes morale and undermines long-term strategy. So, what should you do
instead? Use your time with your team to build and reinforce your
organizational purpose. This requires three actions:
how you use your leadership “airtime.” Spend at least half your time with your
team discussing your purpose and impact of the work, and no more than half your
time on numbers or deliverables.
about customers, clients, and colleagues with specificity and emotion. The more
clearly an employee understands their direct impact on another human being, the
more likely they are to go the extra mile — and they’ll also experience greater
fulfillment in doing so.
the urge to widely share every financial outcome, even if it’s positive. Ask
yourself: What does my team really need to know on a daily basis to accomplish
Source: Harvard Business Review - Management Tip of the Day