CHAPTER 15

Inspire Your Team to Double Productivity

“You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”

–ALVIN TOFFLER

Communicating the big picture is a skill that’s often lost in management-development programs. After all, big-picture thinking is for execs, right?

No. Everyone needs to know how the pieces fit together, where they fit in, and why their work makes a difference. In this chapter, we’ll share some secrets to getting your team connected to the bigger mission.

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