What can we learn about management?

A true leader definitely need some basic people management skills.

Let us not be “hard-nosed managers who get things done but who the staff do not much like, and nice managers who love their staff but do not pay enough attention to the bottom line.”

Agree on written goals (max 5-6).

Give feedback regularly. Remember that “the number one motivator of people is feedback on results”.

Not discipline, only encouragement works with people who are not secure in what they are doing.

In the outdated The One Minute Manager (1981), Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnsons argue that the goal of any parent is to be “tough and nice.”

“Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” ~ 20150826 via a team (@ workplace) with at least a demanding, perfectionist team member. “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” ~ Mother Teresa

Minimize using these words: actually, sorry, me.

Respond in active constructive ways.

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