So I am reading this book called, “What Your Boss NEVER Told You.”
In terms of leadership, a key principle is stated very well here:
“‘What’ flows down
‘How’ flows up.”
Meaning that as the leader, you set the goal, but you don’t tell people how to achieve it.
Micromanagement “stomp[s] out
creativity, ownership, and commitment.”
To give your people the breathing room to innovate and solve problems and feel good about their work, here’s the ideal manager:
“Hands-off whenever possible,
hands-on whenever needed.”
And finally the 3 “H’s” of leadership:
1. Honor — doing the right thing (i.e. integrity)
2. Humility — “give away the credit,” but own the responsibility 100%!
3. Humor — “take their work seriously, but themselves lightly.”
Overall, good book to get a clean bill of leadership health.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)