The following blog by Seth Godin recently caught my attention: Three changes in marketing
1. Advertising and marketing are no longer the same thing.
2. The most valuable forms of marketing are consumed voluntarily.
3. The network effect is the most powerful force in the world of ideas.
(The last assertion is based on the fact that culture changes everything about how we live our lives, and culture is driven by the network effect; society works because it's something we do together.)
Just about every big organization ignores all three.
I couldn’t help but notice a parallel pattern within the world of leadership and management:
Three changes in performance management
1. Performance reviews and performance management are no longer the same thing.
2. The most valuable forms of performance management are done informally, frequently, and voluntarily.
3. Real time coaching and feedback are the most powerful forces in the world of high performance.
(The last assertion is based on the fact that within a team or organization communication between leaders and employees drives everything about what is focused on and valued; teams thrive [or not] because conversations influence decisions which drive actions.)
Just about every organization ignores all three.
Interesting the patterns we see.