FORBES – The Benefits Of Simplicity

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Being an effective manager is not about mastering mysterious and complicated methods.  It’s about keeping it simple and following old, proven, and even obvious ideas. What made a good leader in the past is still what makes one today: being competent, caring, and benevolent.


Forbes – The Benefits Of Simplicity

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Management Tip: The Benefits Of Simplicity


Ensure that every manager has weekly 1-on-1 meetings with all of his or her direct reports

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Expanding on the prior point, it can help performance if you ensure that all managers throughout your organization adhere to the discipline of weekly 1-on-1 meetings with direct reports – a practice that some consider to be the most important business management practice of all.

Weekly meetings not only help a firm practice CPM (described above), but, they also enable managers to understand and address obstacles impeding progress toward goals before they become big problems, as well as to learn about employees’ “small wins” and to provide recognition for such; recognizing “small wins” often improves employee performance as discussed by Professor Teresa Amabile in a recent TedX talk.

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