Everybody loves leaders. We read all the leadership books, listen to all the leadership podcasts, and soak up all the knowledge and wisdom we can about what makes a leader truly great. But managers? Those we have fallen a bit out of love with. The much-maligned manager is actually an essential role that’s not done evolving and growing into itself. All it takes is managers who understand what it really means to oversee a group of people, their goals, and their progression through the world of work. We highlight three books – The Mighty Modern Manager, Say Thank You for Everything, and Why Managers Matter that remind us about the true power of great managers – and how we can become them ourselves.
In the era of productivity apps like Slack, Teamwork, Asana, this was supposed to be the period when we finally said goodbye to email. And yet, email just keeps hanging around. It’s comfortable, it’s familiar, it’s (somewhat) efficient, and it combines short-form communication with the ability to craft more thoughtful, long-form content. But just like […]
We entered 2020 with naive optimism, having no idea of the disruptive forces of the pandemic that were soon to come. In 2021, many of us thought things couldn’t possibly get any crazier – until they did. Now, many of us carry a certain cautiousness. But even as many of the sources of upheaval that […]
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