Insights for Leaders


Posted on: October 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Surround yourself with great people and get out of the way; don’t try to micro-manage.” — Howard Schultz

Jim Collins advises: “The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake.  The best people don’t need to be managed.  Guided, taught, led — yes.  But not tightly managed.”

Marcus Buckingham, author of best-seller, Now Discover Your Strengths, recommends: “Identify a person’s strengths.  Define outcomes that play to those strengths.  Find a way to count, rate or rank those outcomes. And then let the person run.”

The Bottom Line: Leaders “macro-manage”: they hire the right people, define desired outcomes, and then get out of the way.