MORE IDEAS FROM THEBOOK
The top priority of a manager is the performance of her people. A good manager is also a good coach: he creates an environment of support, respect and trust:
The manager's job is to run a decision making process that ensures all perspectives get heard & considered, and, if necessary, to break ties and make the decision.
It's the CEOs job to manage boards, not the other way around.
Look at skills & mindset, the 🧠 smarts and the ❤️ hearts and hire for what the person can become if coached correctly. Look for:
Efficient teams trust each other. Bill Campbell always advocates to build the trust muscle first. It's the basis for psychological safety:
Bill Campbell didn't separate the working self from personal self. He worked with persons and acknowledged their emotions, struggles and professional achievements.
He sweater a lot, hugged almost everyone and he was a straight shooter. But he had a way of communicating that people knew he is coming from a place of love.
Being a great boss means telling what you thing in a way that shows you care:
Good managers connect with people on a personal level in 1-1s or staff meetings:
"Getring people to share stories, to be personal with each other, is a tactic to ensure better decision-making and camaraderie."
The key to any productivity system is to focus on value, not effort.
Instead of focusing on completing as many tasks as possible from your to-do list, focus on the highest-impact actions that will create long-term value.
Hidden games are played in sandboxes that people don’t even realize exist. Hidden games have a higher return, but they are more long-term and abstract. For example, a hidden game is starting a business in an unsexy industry (i.e., building tunnels with Elon Musk).
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