Throughout the piece, she seems more interested in the optics surrounding work than the work itself.
She doesn’t frame his failings in terms of productivity but, instead, in terms of enthusiasm He was not bought in. This, for a class of bad manager, is the cardinal sin. Being ‘bought in’ is perhaps more important than the work itself.
This is where the career comes in. In this instance, the career is a device that businesses and managers can use as a motivation to get the deference and feigned enthusiasm that they want (and often feel they need) from employees
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We all struggle with stress, anxiety, and other difficult emotions. But it can be tough to figure out what to do with these feelings, especially if we’re the ones who are supposed to be leading and supporting others. What’s the best way for a leader to handle their own emotional struggles at work?
oversharing can backfire
sharing negative emotions can lessen their impact on the leader
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1. Cling to existing beliefs, putting a fundamentalist-like faith in the way things have always been done; 2. Project a vision of the future that leaves no room for doubt or doubters; 3. Become cynical and stop investing in the organization entirely; or 4. Begin perpetually experimenting and updating their assumptions.
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They make it clear that team-management does not mean anarchy, but the opposite. Teams are supposed to work within the broader organization framework.
The guidelines encourage teams to cultivate a healthy environment similar to what you’d like in your private life.
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A lot of people feel like they need formal authority to lead, but I think the best leaders and best CEOs in the world don’t ever rely on formal authority.
As a leader, you have to make it really easy and comfortable for people to call you out when you’re wrong.
“Leadership is empowering people to do their best work and driving positive outcomes; those are the two skill sets you want to develop.