5—Evaluation

To examine and judge something; to put value on something; to
consider or examine something in order to judge it’s value, quality,
importance, extent or condition.

“A leader’s job is usually to guide others toward a vision of a greater tomorrow. Yet, when things are going poorly in the here and now, a good leader moves to manager mode, and tackles the practical head-on. It?s critical to take a no-holds-barred look at your people, one by one, starting with yourself: Are they in the right job or role for who they really are? Are they fired up, and if so, what was it that got them fired up? How do they learn most effectively? Answer these questions and you?ll know who is helping, hindering, or having no impact on the businesses? goals. Based on what you discover, be a leader with the courage to change, make changes, and coach your people to work at the best of their abilities.”

David Peck Leadership Unleashed

  1. Real evaluation is HARD WORK!

    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertian, hazardous, and conflicting information.”

    Winston Churchill

  2. Real evaluation requires HONESTY!

    “First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure.”

    Mark Twain

  3. Real evaluation mandates that we STOP and LOOK!

    “Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”

    Alber Einstein

  4. Real evaluation creates CHANGE!

    “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”

    Milton Friedman

Our response to evaluation:

  • We can IGNORE it

  • We can WRITE IT OFF

  • We can TWEAK THE TRUTH

  • We can EMBRACE it

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