Unlike like Groucho Marx, I have trouble taking the cigar out of my mouth.
Dozens of studies have documented actual ROI in key performance indicators for organizations that encourage managers to intentionally provide opportunities for people to do what they do best.
Drawing from academic and business writing, this whitepaper acknowledges the organizational imperatives of vision and productivity and presents an argument for a more intentional approach to training in those skills specifically related to managing teams of people.
Clarity in conversation–written and verbal–is something I see as a way of reducing confusion and improving outcomes. If conversation clarity is something you’d like to tackle, here’s an exercise that will help you get started:
You can’t clone success. Every day begins with new challenges and opportunities. You only succeed when you apply today’s answers to today’s problems. The most foolish thing you can do is to rely on past solutions for future dilemmas.