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by Warren Blank; American Management Association, 1995
What is leadership? According to Dr. Warren Blank in his book The 9 Natural Laws of Leadership, defining leadership is not a simple matter - a leadership strategy that works in one particular situation may not work again at another time under the same conditions. Instead of providing a simple definition, the author presents leadership in terms of nine natural laws that offer an integrated portrait of leadership.
Although this book is not written specifically about performance management, we feature it here because the nine natural laws of leadership include important aspects of effective performance management. Good performance management techniques can help develop managers into leaders. Communicating clearly and honestly with employees, setting expectations, providing feedback, developing employee skills, and recognizing good performance create relationships between supervisors and employees that help supervisors become leaders with willing followers - not merely authority figures.
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