The Importance of Selection in Choosing the Right Yardstick to Measure Performance

“Why would you even consider for one moment measuring yourself against the yardstick of someone who is not well?”

Char Schwan, Aunt Extraordinaire

My Aunt Char is full of wonderful ‘Char-isms,’ or great comments that really put a situation in perspective and bring you back to reality. Very recently she shared the Char-ism above, which was an incredibly ‘on-point’ reality check.

Professionally or personally, be sure to select the best yardsticks for ‘performance’ for you and what you consider to be success. Frequently identify and re-assess any yardsticks you do use and ensure they are still relevant.

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Sandra Schwan

Sandra Schwan

Managing Partner at Evolving Strategies LLC
Sandra is the Managing Partner of Evolving Strategies LLC, a consulting firm helping companies and people learn, adapt and perform. Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Adult Learning and Strategic Organizational Change from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Previous employers include the Corporate Executive Board, Lante Corporation, Kensington International, and Accenture where Sandra was awarded mentor of the year.

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