Leadership Tips

Leadership Tip I Recently Re-Learned (2)

Posted on May 1, 2007. Filed under: Leadership Tips, Quotes |

In light of reading the article 10 Golden Lessons From Steve Jobs on the Ririan Project, I decided to read up a little on Steve Jobs myself. And I ran across this quote that reminded me of something I read before:

The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
Steve Jobs

It reminded me that as a manager and a leader, one of my top priorities should be to remove as many obstacles to success for my team as I possibly can. Obstacles can be anything. Distraction, lack of resources, micromanagement, etc. My feeling is if I can provide them with all the tools they need, and the space they nedigg.com/business_finance/Great_Multi_Taskers_Make_Poor_Leadersed get things done, I’ve already accomplished a major part of my job.

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10 Golden Lessons From Steve Jobs (Borrowed)

Posted on May 1, 2007. Filed under: Leadership, Leadership Tips, Quotes |

I recently read this article on another blog and liked it so much, I contacted the author and asked if I could link his article to my site. Luckily, he agreed. This article was borrowed from Ririan Project. Check it out. He and I have similar interests. If you enjoy this site, chances are, you’ll enjoy his.

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Leadership Tip I Recently Learned (1)

Posted on April 27, 2007. Filed under: Leadership Tips, Shared Experience |

I was thinking how much I hated meetings while walking to one of my regularly scheduled pow-wows. And then a ray of sunshine shone through the fluorescent lighting (I know this is dramatic, but work with me). My boss canceled this week’s meeting and the subsequent week’s meeting because he thought we were “well on track” and he didn’t think it was necessary. This not only boosted our pride because we got the pat on the back, but it brought instant relief because we were spared the drudgery of another round of “beat the dead horse”.

You want to boost morale a little? Cancel unnecessary meetings once in awhile when you know your people’s work merits recognition. And don’t forget to tell them why. That was a nice touch.

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