January 4, 2007
Productivity Tips Newsletter
Performance Tip: Beware the Busy Person
Surprisingly, research by Bruch and Ghoshal published in the Harvard Business Review, found that only 10% of managers could be moving a company forward. The rest may look busy – but they’re probably just spinning their wheels.
That special 10% – your purposeful managers – make the seemingly impossible happen. Purposeful managers embody two elements essential for driving meaningful change:
One element without the other isn’t enough. It’s possible – even likely – that 90% of managers could lack one – or both. Here’s how to identify a company’s purposeful manager – and help everyone else join their ranks.
Why are purposeful managers so productive? With their focus and energy, they carefully orchestrate their time – e.g. building “think time” into their schedule, answering E-mails during specified periods of the day, etc.
Most important, they refuse to let others (bosses, peers) or organizational constraints (job descriptions, salaries) limit their agendas. Instead they define their goals, then control their environment to meet their objectives – cultivate influential relationships, independently accessing resources, etc.
Creating Purposeful Managers
How to boost your manager’s energy and focus? Give them meaningful challenges, and then let them decide how to meet them. Empower them to turn compelling visions into reality. Stress how essential their contributions are.
To learn how to become more purposeful CLICK on the links below
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