Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google. Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied its findings to its manager development programs. Over time, Google found that by publicizing and training managers on these central principles, Google experienced improved team outcomes such as turnover, satisfaction and performance. Zack Friedman is Founder & CEO of Make Lemonade, a personal finance comparison site, here is his take on what works for Google.

Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember. Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most.

Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember. Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most.

In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform. Writing here for Inc, Marcel Schwantes, Principal and founder of Leadership From the Core gives his take own the upside nature of empowered leadership.

Over the years, I’ve learned that driving people (as if they were cattle or cars, steering them wherever we want them to go) no longer holds a favorable place in collaborative work cultures.

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to Own Their Jobs.

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to Own Their Jobs.

Wouldn’t it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you to be the final arbiter on every decision? Wouldn’t it be nice if your team could solve problems as they arise, taking more ownership and freeing you up to focus on growing the business? Imagine if they found ways to increase sales, reduce expenses, and preempt problems all on their own. Imagine if they took initiative to explore what markets your company should expand into. Or if they came to you with ideas for breakthrough products. Imagine if they not only participated in the company culture, but also participated in growing the company culture and grooming the next generation of company leaders. Great questions asked by By David Finkel Co-author of, ‘Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back’, writing here for Inc.