Performance Leadership ™


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 Author(s)

Karen Moustafa Leonard

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, s…

Fatma Pakdil

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, Turk…

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May 9, 2016





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