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Nov 11, 2020
All relationships need boundaries, especially those in managerial positions. We believe that being close with our employees is ideal, however, it's actually best if we keep a bit of distance and establish firm boundaries with them.
A good manager should want rapport and respect, not a best friend.
Highly successful leaders sometimes struggle to communicate with people that they know well. This error is not prevalent while talking to strangers, and is called the Closeness-Communication Bias, and is due to an illusion of insight while communicating with friends or close colleagues.
There are certain strategies that leaders and managers can apply to improve their communication effectiveness.
The takeaway here is to be competent and then be lovable, as both are crucial.
Richard Drew invented The Scotch transparent tape while working as a lab tech at the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, which was then manufacturing sandpaper.
96% of talent professionals agreed that employee experience is very important, to the point of becoming mission-critical.
Whether you’re a leader overseeing a 500-person organization or a manager with a team of two, we all need to find ways to create experiences to connect more deeply and humanly with our teams..
She is the world's first successful suffragette. Her work and petitioning of New Zealand's parliament is the reason that the nation became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote.
After New Zealand embraced universal suffrage in 1893, Sheppard inspired successful suffrage movements in other parts of the world.
A critical task of a leader is communication. It is better to err on the side of communicating more frequently than under-communicating because leaders thought everyone knows what is expected of them. During a crisis, under-communicating can be disastrous.
The content of the communication is equally important.
Large corporations seem to lose their ability to innovate, something that they could do when they were small and nimble.
These big companies buy smaller companies, who are innovative despite struggling and being low on resources and finances.
Innovation, it seems, requires constraints and struggle.
A personal mission statement is a written declaration of your core purpose, and what your priorities are.
It is different from a 'vision' statement and is a briefing on what you would be doing, not what you would be achieving.