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Management be Nimble

By Pam Nochlin

Managment needs to be nimble in order to create a culture that encourages everyone to do their best work.

  • You want to create an environment where people want to be at work

  • People want to belong to something of greater purpose

  • One of a leader’s most important roles is to boil down priorities into a simple plan, so employees can remember it, internalize it and act on it

  • What truly matters is that the company has to live by its values, reinforce them every day and not tolerate behavior that’s at odds with them

  • It’s easy for people at many companies to become cynical, which then leads to politics, which can create a cancer that can topple even the greatest companies

  • “M.R.I." means the ‘most respectful interpretation’ of what someone’s saying to you

  • We’re all vulnerable. We have all this stuff inside of us that we’ve carried with us

  • The best managers have “adult conversations” right away to clear the air

  • Having good conversations is really 80 percent of being an effective manager

  • The allure of email is powerful, and people fall repeatedly into the same trap, thinking that email is the best way to accomplish a lot of work in a short time

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