Something You Should Know about Management


Personal Motivation

October 6, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Fowler, author of the book Why Motivating People Doesn't Work . . . and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Promising a reward is a common way to get someone or ourselves to do something. But there’s a problem with that.

 

Susan Fowler:
There’s the undermining effect that says whenever we reward people for something they would have loved doing in the first place they lose the love of doing it.

 


Susan Fowler

Being More Efficient On The Job - Part 2

September 19, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a great way to be more productive at work.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
Stop checking email for the first hour of the day just completely avoid email.
 


Julie Morgenstern

Difference Between A Boss & A Leader

August 19, 2014

 

Interview with Sam Geist, author of the book Would You Work for You?

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There is a big difference between being a boss and being a leader.

 

Sam Geist:
A boss drives his men a leader coaches them. The boss depends upon authority the leader on goodwill. The boss inspires fear the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I, the leader says we.
 


Sam Geist

Why It's Important To Ask "Why?"

July 7, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Jensen, author of the book Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you're at work and people ask you to do something the first thing you should do is ask why.

 

Bill Jensen:
Because most everyone who is sending stuff to you is just trying to get stuff off of their desk. And frankly they haven't thought through why.
 


Bill Jensen

Boss/Employee Relationship

May 21, 2014

 

Interview with Jamie Showkeir, author of the book Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you had to describe the nature of the typical boss/employee relationship, it's similar to a parent and child.

 

Jamie Showkeir:
Because the premise on which our organizations of today were founded was generated well over a hundred years ago by people who were looking at non-skilled labor, as folks who could not be trusted and had to be told what to do.
 


Jamie Showkeir

What Makes A Great Workplace Culture

March 25, 2014

 

Interview with Adam Bryant, author of the book Quick and Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to create a positive workplace culture don’t hire jerks.

 

Adam Bryant:
Because jerks multiple there is a phenomenon where you bring people into the company and they can have this effect on other people around them where they bring out bad behavior in other people.
 


Adam Bryant

How Managers Screw Things Up

December 5, 2013

 

Interview with Mark Eppler, author of the book Management Mess-Ups: 57 Pitfalls You Can Avoid (And Stories of Those Who Didn't)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Can you image a business losing a big account over 60 cents? It happened. 

 

Mark Eppler:
Well, this was a situation where a man came into the bank cashed a check, when he left he asked the receptionist to validate his parking ticket.
 


Mark Eppler

Being Influential

November 11, 2013

 

Interview with Bob Burg, author of the book Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get people to do what you want, to buy what you sell you have to remember that…

 

Bob Burg:
All things being equal people will do business with, they’ll allow themselves to be influenced by, they’ll be open to the ideas of those people they know, like and trust.
 


Bob Burg

Fear In The Workplace

September 18, 2013

 

Interview with Laurie Cure, author of the book Leading without Fear

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Fear is basically worrying about what might happen. And fear often stops us from doing things it shouldn’t.

 

Laurie Cure:
Fear is about having too much future. And so when you talk about this notion of “what ifing”- when we “what if” we really stay in this future state. And 99% of all the things we see in our minds eye actually never come to fruition.
 


Laurie K. Cure PhD

Lost Art Of Conversation

September 2, 2013

 

Interview with Eileen McDargh, author of the book Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life's Complexities (BK Life (Hardcover))

 

http://www.eileenmcdargh.com/

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Something's missing in the workplace and it's called conversation.

 

Eileen McDargh:
I know that when I hear people tell me, "I've never seen my boss, all I see are emails" - and you don't get emotionally connected to an email.
 


Eileen McDargh

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