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Blanchard LeaderChat

How are most organizations doing when it comes to managing the performance of people in their companies? Not very well, according to Dr. Vicki Halsey of The Ken Blanchard Companies. In talking with managers and direct reports, Halsey has heard a lot of frustration with the process of leading others.

As she explains, “Managers are upset because their people aren’t doing what they think they should do. Direct reports are upset because they are not getting the direction that they need.”

That’s a challenge, according to Halsey, who points out that without a clear sense of what to do and how to rank and accomplish their most important tasks, employees are left on their own to prioritize their work.

“Some of the problem stems from the fact that managers are busier than ever today,” Halsey explains.

“Most managers have their own task-related goals in addition to their people-management duties. When…

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