Middle managers are squeezed, having to look out for the mental health at work of their teams, while also driving performance for the company.
Miscommunication isn’t always one person’s fault. It can come from different understandings of what individual words mean. But it’s often the root of conflict.
What do a 7-year-old, a slice of cake, and a self-destructive project manager have to do with being a better leader?
A 7 year old’s moral relativism, a clash of cultures, and a self-destructive project manager show how a shift in perspective can help us be better leaders.
When a manager rationalizes hiring the lesser candidate, that’s minus-one hiring. It leads to institutionalized reliable mediocrity.
Some leaders manufacture outcomes by manipulating data and controlling the questions that get asked. That can lead to spectacular failure, and often does.
Expecting your team to think outside the box when they don’t even know there is a box will frustrate and baffle you. But there are things you can do to help.