In The News This Week…January 28

Good Managers Coax Change

by Bob Priest-Heck

“We need to nurture new ideas with the same patience and thoughtfulness as the gardener. As a leader, you need a keen insight to know when to force a change and when to let change grow organically. ”

 

The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways

by Joseph Pistrui & Dimo Dimov

“Too many managers micromanage. They don’t delegate or let direct reports make decisions, and they needlessly monitor other people’s work. This tendency restricts employees’ ability to develop their thinking and decision making — exactly what is needed to help organizations remain competitive.”

 

8 Time-Management Hacks to Optimize Your Life In and Outside Work

by The Oracles

“To really manage and maximize your time — to squeeze every opportunity out of it — you have to appreciate how much you have. Take control of your time, and don’t allow others to. Get family, friends, colleagues, and employees to agree on the most important priorities. Otherwise, they will pull you in multiple directions.”

 

10 Ways Leaders Fix Mistakes Without Making It Worse

by Deep Patel

“It can be embarrassing to own up to a mistake, and unfortunately many believe that doing so is a sign of weakness. But good leaders know that the bigger mistake is trying to cover it up or ignore it. Problems have a way of coming to light. The true test is how you handle these slip-ups.”

 

How to Make Your Culture a Competitive Advantage

by Gene Hammett

“A culture with a sharp focus on the employee experience doesn’t set its sights on common metrics like revenue, appointments set and calls made. As counterintuitive as it sounds, putting employees first is more likely to create better performance and increase employee retention.”