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Performance Management: Putting Research into Action by James W. Smither

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Introduction

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This chapter will focus on the process of CEO performance management, which includes goal setting, feedback, and appraisal, as well as tying the outcome of the performance management process to CEO compensation. Much has happened in the general business landscape that has affected CEO performance management and compensation since the Graddick and Lane (1998) chapter appeared. These events will be discussed below, but at the heart of it all, corporate greed and scandal have led to numerous legislative reforms targeted at significant improvement in corporate governance. As a result, today’s boards of directors are being held to new standards of performance, particularly in one of their primary roles: CEO performance management. ...

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