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Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams, and Communities Raise Performance by Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle, Alma Harris

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Chapter FiveMeasuring with Meaning

With Alex Gurn

I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to his or her fellow human beings.

Margaret Mead

Data World

One inescapable fact of the twenty-first century is the permeating presence of data. Whether it’s the bar codes on our shopping preferences, the calorie-counting apps on our smartphones, or the facial recognition software that can help track down terrorists, data devices are all around us, affecting more and more of our choices and decisions. What distinguishes uplifting organizations and their leaders is not the fact that they are data-driven, but how they define and draw on the data that are important to them.

Uplifting organizations carefully and ...

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