Great leaders and managers give a damn − and not just about work. They also care about their people, says Kim Scott, author, management guru and former CEO.
“The most surprising thing about becoming a manager is all the pressure to stop caring (about people).”
She shares her advice in this great piece for Fast Company.
In case you missed it …
Here’s what the ResourcefulManager team has been reading this week:
STUPID BUZZWORDS WE SAY IN THE CORPORATE WORLD
Buzzwords are like weeds in the spring. So, for those of you who feel you are always losing the war against corporate speak, here’s a humorous approach to dealing with buzzwords.
A SOUS-CHEF, POTATOES AND THE POWER OF EXPECTATIONS
Tanveer Naseer, the leadership coach, tells a wonderfully personal tale about understanding the power of expectations. And the central character is a sous-chef slicing potatoes.
10 THINGS TRULY SUCCESSFUL MILLENNIALS NEVER SAY
Millennials definitely have a different view of the world and of their careers. Read this article by Christina Desmarais at Inc.com, and you’ll have a better understanding of them.
ARE GOOD MANAGERS BORN OR MADE?
The secret to that age old question is answered in this logical but enlightening post at Knowledge@Wharton. Not everyone is cut out for a role that requires setting aside doing the work in favor of empowering others to do the work.
#LEADERSHIPFAIL: 9 WAYS YOU’RE KILLING THE WORKPLACE VIBE
Not every leadership failure is obvious. Check out our post from earlier this week to see if you are guilty of any of these somewhat subtler #LeadershipFails.
8 EMPLOYMENT LAW CASES EVERY MANAGER NEEDS TO KNOW
If you haven’t gotten it yet, be sure to check out our Essential Insights report “8 Employment Law Cases Every Manager Needs To Know” that we launched this week. I’m betting you’ll be surprised at some of these court rulings.
Keep an eye out for …
You’re definitely not going to want to miss Monday’s blog post, How To Ask For A Raise. It outlines an 11-step formula to getting paid. If you haven’t had a raise lately, this could be timely.
And keep an eye peeled, our Productivity/Time Management Blueprint will be coming very soon.
Yours in success,
Kevin Hardisty says
In today’s world of post recession reality unfortunately industry is locked in the “tower of fear” as too many people are so scared others will realize how unproductive and out of their depth they are. The days of promotion base on ability hopefully will someday return.