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A Practical Approach to Performance Interventions and Analysis: 50 Models for Building a High-Performance Culture by Gene E. Fusch, Richard C. Gillespie

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2. Starting with the Desired End Results

When a baker begins to prepare a cake for a celebration, he or she begins with a vision of how the finished cake will look and taste. Likewise, a bricklayer starts a project with a clear vision of what the finished project will look like. For the past decades in our Work/Life Approach to managing, we have always started by identifying our desired end results (whether it is a meeting, project, performance intervention, or just a routine daily task). By identifying our end results up front, we have clear measurable indicators to help us stay focused and ensure that we accomplish what we plan to accomplish.

This chapter discusses the following Work/Life Approaches to help you focus on the desired end results ...

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