By Monica E. Oss I read the recent article, Why Brilliant Leadership Minds Embrace The Rule Of 1 Percent, and thought immediately of farming. That may seem like an odd connection, but I’ll get to that later. The article, written by Inc. Magazine contributing editor Jeff Haden, suggests that executives should not think of sweeping changes to achieve their strategic goals. Rather, once strategy is set and critical success factors are identified, they should think about the “aggregate of marginal gains.” In other words, their approach should be to make multiple and continuous “one-percent performance improvements.” Mr. Haden’s recommendation is to approach performance improvement by breaking down flawed processes (that can include achieving growth goals) into component parts and developing strategies…
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