Category: Management

June 15th, 2017 by Michael Sauers

Your people also need to know that you’ve got their back. Are you all talk? Or are you willing to put yourself out there for them?

Musk’s offer is one of the best ways to do this. When a manager takes the time to work alongside a frustrated team member, with a goal of better understanding that person’s perspective, good things happen. This exercise, although time-consuming, builds empathy and rapport, and can prove extremely motivating.

Unfortunately, few managers are willing to make that type of investment.

So, ask yourself today:

  • What is my team’s biggest challenge or pain point?
  • What can I do to make things better?

If you can answer those two questions–and follow through–it won’t matter what your job title is.

Your colleagues will be ready to follow.

Read the full article @ Inc.
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Posted in Management

June 15th, 2017 by Michael Sauers

It turns out that the mental load of management is primarily around experiencing failure.

Actual failure, sure, but mostly potential failure. Imagining failure in advance. All the current things that could go wrong. And more important, the things you’re not doing that will be obvious oversights later. Our brains work overtime to cycle through these, to learn to see around corners, to have the guts to delegate without doing the work ourselves (even though that creates more imagined points of failure). Scan, touch, consider, analyze, repeat.

Source: Seth’s Blog

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June 5th, 2017 by Michael Sauers


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