Data is your most valuable leadership asset here's how to use it Data Driven Leadership presents a clear, accessible guide to putting data to work for your team. While companies everywhere are busy collecting data, very few actually use it internally; even when the infrastructure is already in place, analysis is lacking. Companies that use data to drive decision making come out ahead in terms of productivity and performance. Data provides leaders with a more concrete foundation than gut instinct alone, separates the idea from the person, and helps direct focus toward the processes and metrics that matter. This book shows you how to use this gold mine of information to more effectively lead your team or organization. You'll learn the fundamental data science that helps you see what your data is telling you and take the appropriate action; you'll learn how to structure the right system for your team, and how to streamline implementation for optimal benefit. Embracing the data-driven world opens the door to a competitive advantage built by happy, productive, high-performing teams.
Highly practical and focused on real-world leadership, this book shows you how to bring data into leadership for your organization. * Boost productivity and performance with metrics that matter * Understand, design, and execute effective data implementation * Empower leadership to improve your organization * Learn essential data science techniques that help you lead your team Most organizations capture and report data, but data is useless without analysis that leads to action. Your most valuable leadership tool is there, but you have to know how to use it. Data Driven Leadership shows you how to take advantage of this tremendous asset to lead your organization higher.
JENNY DEARBORN is the Chief Learning Officer and Senior Vice President at SAP. She is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology and is an industry thought leader and authority on applying data and analytics to workforce development and human capital transformation. Dearborn is the author of Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results. DAVID SWANSON was most recently executive vice president of human resources for SAP SuccessFactors. He has over 25 years of experience in global technology companies. He is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist on the future of HR, focusing on how human resources can impact business through analytics and big data.
Preface Chapter 1 | Playing the Blame Game Chapter 2 | Leading with Business Outcomes Chapter 3 | Starting with Analytics Chapter 4 | Early Discoveries Chapter 5 | Diagnosing What's Wrong Chapter 6 | The Road Ahead Chapter 7 | Results Win Support