Introduction

Performance Leadership™ is our term for leadership that creates an environment for excellent performance. This is achieved using the Performance Leadership System, a system of performance management that is clear, focused, and easy to use. Without the Performance Leadership System, actual Performance Leadership will not occur. They are interconnecting concepts. One particular aspect of leadership style in this book is a part of the Follett Principle: Power with people is much more effective and efficient than power over people (for more information, see http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Mary_Parker_Follett).

In considering the practical aspects of management, leadership, and performance management, we thought of our own experiences ...

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