Source | www.entrepreneur.com | John Boitnott
The business world has certainly changed since leaders like David Ogilvy or Peter Drucker were looked to for leadership advice. But just because the workplaces of today are more inclusive, diverse and faster moving doesn’t mean that the leadership principles espoused by a previous generation of business titans don’t hold up.
To the contrary, the thoughts and practices of management expert Peter Drucker, business author Dale Carnegie, advertising genius David Ogilvy and former President Theodore Roosevelt offer nuggets of wisdom that can make it easier to navigate the modern workplace.
1. Analytics keep people accountable.
“What gets measured gets managed.”
This phrase coined by Peter Drucker seems an obvious conclusion in our world of big data, but even today professionals fail to recognize the importance of accurately measuring the variables most related to success.
If you’re interested in seeing an improvement in the workplace or in your personal life, the easiest way to drive change is by setting a measurable goal, and monitoring performance on a regular basis.
Doing so will make it easier to associate various actions with positive or negative outcomes, which will force you and your team to hold one another accountable. This is true whether you’re trying to lose weight or increase your social media engagement.
To make things easier, consider using some sort of free or inexpensive dashboard to monitor progress. Geckoboard, Smartsheets, or Domo are all good options since they integrate with a variety of popular business tools like Hubspot, Salesforce and Google Analytics.