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Summary

Ken Blanchard's Leading at a Higher Level techniques are inspiring thousands of leaders to build high-performing organizations that make life better for everyone. Now, Blanchard and WD-40 Company leader Garry Ridge reveal how WD-40 has used Blanchard's techniques of Partnering for Performance with every employee - achieving levels of engagement and commitment that have fortified the bottom line.

Ridge introduces WD-40 Company's year-round performance review system, explaining its goals, features, and the cultural changes it requires. Next, he shares his leadership point of view: what he expects of people, what they can expect of him, and where his beliefs about leadership and motivation come from. Finally, Ken Blanchard explains why WD-40 Company's Partnering for Performance system works so well - and how to leverage its high-value techniques in your organization. Topics include:

  • Partnering to help virtually everyone succeed
  • Stop building failure into your mentoring of employees
  • Agreeing on what to evaluate and how to evaluate it
  • SMART goal setting: specific, motivational, attainable, relevant, and trackable
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  • Helping people move through all four stages of mastery
  • Building a tribe, not just a team
  • Creating a culture that shares knowledge and encourages nonstop learning
  • ©2009 Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    • Woodie
    • 08-07-18

    Great new theory on performance review

    I found some good tips to apply to my business like more frequent performance review and setting clear and measurable goals as part of it. The story is not riveting though hence the 4 star. The "Informal Formal Review" really sounds silly and I have no idea why it needs to be called that way. I'm sure it can be done but I cant see how you can call people tribal member or tribal leaders in the corporate environment.

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    • Amin
    • 04-11-16

    Everything you have to know about WD40))

    Have great points to create good business team and managment in the supportive way. Can be listened in the car.

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    • Stephan
    • 25-06-15

    Great content and ideas and thoughts but a little hard going

    As a student of the seven habits and a GTD / holacracy certified coach I resonate strongly with the ideas presented in this book. The theory is well presented and thought out in a practical way that really stimulates you to take specific next actions.

    The performance is a little wooden distracting from the content but well worth preserving for. It would be useful for a website for a downloadable content of the examples of the questionnaires discussed in the audio

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