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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 33. You lead better when you get off your pedestal

Depending on when you started your career, you might be more familiar with the old ideas of what managing people is all about: Top down. Command/control. Do as I say, not as I do. Yours is not to question why, yours is to do your job or lose it.

That kind of hierarchical control approach to drawing great work from employees might have worked in the past, but it belongs in the past. You may still find employees willing to slog under such a heavy hand of management, but the really great talent knows better. To keep them on your team, it’s time to evolve your own management style.

“Any behaviors that looks like they’re hierarchically driven, where you as the manager behave as a broker of information ...

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