Every so often, the kind of leadership that brings success to an organization can change. However, there appears to be a common denominator no matter what style of leadership is present in an organization, and that common denominator is the emphasis on results. Indeed, a results based leadership appears to have more success in helping an organization turn its vision into reality and deliver the mission it has set. This is why more and more organizations are striving to find develop leaders who are aimed at delivering results. And one of the best ways to monitor progress in this kind of environment is through keeping an eye on balanced scorecards.

The balanced scorecard concept has come to evolve into a strategic planning and management system. Over the years, it has been closely associated with results based leadership, as the concept advocates impressive performance among four important areas: financial, internal organizational processes, learning and growth, and of course, stakeholders (or in the case of business enterprises, customers). This concept is used extensively in practically every kind of organization the world over, more profoundly in the fields of business and industry and government, as well as in nonprofit organizations.

This concept aims to align organizational activities to the strategy and vision of the organization. And as it has become closely associated with results based leadership, it also seeks to improve both internal and external communications, as well as to properly monitor the performance of the organization against its strategic goals through financial and non-financial metrics, giving executives and managers a more balanced analysis of organizational performance.

In the past, the concept was used solely to provide a framework for measuring organizational performance. But as years passed, the balanced scorecards concept has evolved into developed strategic planning and management system. And with the help of this concept, organizations are able to transform passive documents into marching orders that organizations need to deliver on a daily basis. As a result, it has become more than just a framework for measuring performance. Over time, it has developed into a tool that executives and managers can use in identifying what needs to be measured and what needs to be done so that improvements can set in.

An organization that values results based leadership is most likely serious about putting the balanced scorecard concept into good use, and using it to its fullest potential. And indeed, the concept proves to be a helpful tool in enabling executives and managers to truly carry out their strategies.

Author's Bio: 

CMOE has been helping companies with balanced scorecards and team building since 1978. Through results based leadership and other innovative business techniques CMOE has established themselves a leader in the business world. Visit www.cmoe.com for more information.