Matching the Roles with the People

Match strengths and talents with roles.

No one can be successful when their skills and interests don’t match their role. Many fine people look like “poor performers” because they are in the wrong role. Rather than force people to persevere in a role that doesn’t fit, find a role that does fit.First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently [BC99]

Provide feedback.

Sometimes people aren’t doing a good job, but no one has told them. Without that information, they not only don’t know what to change, they don’t know they need to change. Before you decide someone is a poor performer, examine how well you’ve done at setting clear expectations, setting reasonable interim deliverables, ...

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