New, and experienced managers alike, typically repeat behaviors they observed or were subjected to when they were employees, which perpetuates unhealthy and unproductive management methods.
The Management and Employee Development Review: Competitive Advantage through Transformative Teamwork and Evolved Mindsets combines accepted psychological theory with practical business reality to help managers get the very best out of themselves, their employees and teams.
The central objective of a great leader and manager of people is to touch your employees at their core so they see and believe in your vision as fervently as you. To achieve this higher state, one must climb inside the mind of their employees and tap into their intrinsic motivation. Employees who are intrinsically motivated are more likely to engage in the task willingly as well as work to improve their skills, which will increase their capabilities. Employees are likely to be intrinsically motivated if they:
- Attribute their results to factors under their control, also known as autonomy
- Believe they have the skills to be effective agents in reaching their desired goals, also known as self-efficacy beliefs
- Are interested in mastering a topic, not just in achieving it for some outside force
This book reiterates that organizations are only as good as the people within it, and these people must be hired, trained, coached, and promoted in the right way, with focused intent, so the organization can learn, improve, and grow. This book provides a step-by-step game plan to help organizations develop employees with an eye toward sustained excellence.
If employed correctly, the principles in this book will transform not only your business but you as well.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: High-Performance Employees are Developed, not Simply Hired. Chapter 1: How to Create High-Performance Employees from Day One. Chapter 2: The 12 Steps to Creating Your Supercharged Team and High-Performance Organization: The Management and Employee Development Review (MED-Review). PART II: Where the Mind Leads, High-Performance Behavior Will Follow. Chapter 3: Following Up After the Review with a High-Performance Mindset. Chapter 4: Supercharge Results-Oriented Execution through Habit Formation. Chapter 5: How to Develop High-Performance teams. PART III: The Future for High-Performance Organizations. Chapter 6: The Only Competitive Advantage in the New Millennium. Chapter 7: Getting Top Performance from Everyone in the Organization. Chapter 8: "The Customer is Always Right" Theory Will Cause You to Consistently Lose Market Share. Chapter 9: How Employee Evaluations are Destructive. Chapter 10: The Destructive Power of Power.
Kelly Graves, CEO of Internal Business Solutions Inc., has for two decades helped individuals and organizations overcome their most daunting challenges and find success, on the understanding that most, if not all, organizational problems hinge on improving human communication and processes. Graves earned a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in psychology. He has consulted with corporations such as Build.com, AMain.com, KPMG, Caterpillar, Bloo Solar, Lufthansa Airlines, Valley Truck and Tractor, and Wells Fargo, as well as many family-owned businesses in need of unique transition and leadership services. Graves has written more than 65 published articles, including a biweekly column for the Chico Enterprise-Record called "Work Place" and regular contributions to Quality Digest Daily (more than 30,000 opted-in readers), American Business Journals (11.3 million unique visitors monthly and 1.4 million weekly readers in 42 U.S. markets), Sacramento Business Journal and CEO Magazine.