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Month: June 2014

What is a Manager’s Job?

Earlier this week I read an old (but still relevant!) Harvard Business Review article by John P. Kotter called “What effective general managers really do.” In it the author describes a research study in which he followed around several successful top-level managers in various industries, in companies of all different sizes. What he found was interesting—most of these managers spent very little time doing things most would consider “managerial,” like forecasting and planning.

Manager, Give Me A Goal!

Ever walk into a room, only to forget your purpose for going there in the first place? At that point you have two choices: 1. Sit in the room doing meaningless tasks despite having no idea why you’re there; 2. Immediately walk out and go back to doing something productive until you remember.

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