Posts Tagged ‘Davies-Black Publishing’

Studies indicate that employee turnover costs anywhere from 12 to 40 percent of a company’s pretax income, making turnover a critical issue for executives in all industries. Turnover is especially important in poor economies, since those who voluntarily leave their jobs are likely to be top performers. In Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad, author Richard Finnegan presents a practical new model that can help businesses of all kinds hold onto their best workers.

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When it comes to performance development, many leaders are happy to accept work that is merely “satisfactory.” But what if each employee could be developed into an exemplary performer, executing their duties at a level significantly above organizational standards? Though this is a realistic and attainable goal, many companies have looked to ineffective generalized training as the only solution to lagging performance.

In Developing Exemplary Performance One Person at a Time, Michael Sabbag lays out the case for individualized performance development, based on the unique strengths and weaknesses of each employee. He does this through his Exemplary Performance Model, a step-by-step approach which encourages employees and leaders to seek out specific performance constraints, and leverage the powerful techniques used by exemplary performers throughout a given industry.

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