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Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More by [Graban, Mark]
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“With clarity and precision, Mark Graban steps through the process of collecting and analyzing the kind of data you focus on... If you’re navigating a tough business environment, you need this book.”

  • Daniel H. Pink
    Author of WHEN and DRIVE

“Mark Graban has written a readable, informative book to guide any leader who wants to help an organization achieve true and lasting success. Improvement has been made easier thanks to his work." 

  • Eric Ries
    Author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way

"This book outlines in understandable terms the complex world of performance measurement."

  • Dr. John Toussaint
    Executive Chairman and CEO, Catalysis
    Author of books, including On the Mend

“Mark Graban taught the KaiNexus team how to understand the story a metric is actually telling over time. We've saved time by not overanalyzing every up and down in our metrics — and that’s valuable time we now put to better use.”

  • Dr. Greg Jacobson
    CEO and Co-Founder, KaiNexus

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Measures of Success shows business leaders how.


Organizations depend on metrics for their business. Question is, are they helping people do the right things? Or, encouraging them to overreact to every uptick, downturn, and change?

In other words, reacting to noise.

Noise is present in every metric. But, it’s our reaction to noise that causes waste and stress. Too often, people don’t recognize this.

Like feeling stuck on a rollercoaster you no longer enjoy.

We do and explain things that don’t help us improve. At the cost of doing things that do. No need to be jittery about every change in a metric. Not by a long shot.

Measures of Success shows a better way to chart and manage your metrics, in any organization or setting. For your business processes and activities, you need to know what’s working, what’s not, and what to change. And why. Then, you can determine what to stop doing, what to start doing, what to keep doing.

So you can…

Jump off the metrics rollercoaster, by responding to signals.

Systematically. Sustainably.

Learn how to identify meaningful signals in a metric. To respond just right.

Or perhaps, not at all.

You’ll learn how with methods easy to understand, making it obvious what activities to do next. Loads of vivid stories and clear examples from healthcare, software companies, and more. With compelling case studies from the news and personal lives, too.

“What gets measured gets managed.“

We’ve all heard that. But did you ever learn how to manage a metric? This ain’t about gaming the system or fudging the numbers. This is about delivering real value, understood by everyone, and proven with data.

Learn a better way to manage your measures.



…in healthcare, manufacturing, and services. Who know what to measure, and are now ready to learn how to manage those measurements. And…


  • Challenge and change the way things are done today

  • Motivate workers to think and do them better tomorrow

  • Coach people, versus telling them what to do

  • Be responsible for results, not hold others accountable

  • Encourage people to collaborate, not compete

  • Help people sleep better at night because they’re improving their work during the day


Measures of Success is not for leaders who’d rather give orders. Then, blame others when things go south. That whole hit the target or else thing… won’t create real change, nor real value. But that ain’t you, right?


…you’ll be able to answer three critical questions for your business.

1) Are we achieving our target?

And, how often? Occasionally? Consistently?

2) Are we improving?

And, can we predict our future performance?

3) How do we improve?

And, when do we react? When do we ignore? When do we improve?


How would you feel if you could answer these questions for your business?

Measures of Success shows you how.


This book teaches you a proven method for filtering out noise, so we can identify signals. This means we waste less time chasing our tail and more time responding to signals that really matter, heading off small problems before they become big, or showing that we've boosted performance in in significant and sustainable ways.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12244 KB
  • Print Length: 275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Constancy, Inc.; 1 edition (4 August 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07DV8ZC4P
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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