Presence is a foundation for trust. The Mind of the Leader. Rasmus Hougard.
Silence is a greatly underestimated source of power. Leading With Emotional Courage. Peter Bregman.
These are the four magic words of management: “What do you think?” —WOODY MORCOTT, Former CEO, Dana Corporation.
The two biggest barriers to good decision making are your ego and your blind spots. Principles: Life and Work. Ray Dalio.
Remember, the clarity of your guidance gets measured at the other person’s ear, not at your mouth. Radical Candor. Kim Scott.
Foster a respectful, supportive work environment that emphasizes learning from failures rather than blaming. Accelerate. Nicole Forsgen PhD
Self- expression, experimentation, and a sense of purpose: these are the switches that light up our seeking systems. Alive At Work. Daniel Cable.
Being transparent and telling people what they need to hear is the only way to ensure they both trust you and understand you. Powerful. Patty McChord.
Speaking up is only the first step. The true test is how leaders respond when people actually do speak up. The Fearless Organization. Amy C. Edmondson.
Psychological safety is about candor, about making it possible for productive disagreement and free exchange of ideas. The Fearless Organization. Amy C. Edmondson.
“Testing by itself does not improve software quality. Test results are an indicator of quality, but in and of themselves, they don’t improve it. Managing the Unmanageable. Steve Mcconnell.
Embracing radical truth and radical transparency will bring more meaningful work and more meaningful relationships. I have found that it typically takes about eighteen months. Principles. Ray Dalio.
At the heart of almost all chronic problems in our organizations, our teams, and our relationships lie crucial conversations. Crucial Conversations. Kerry Paterson.
While most managers, supervisors, and colleagues genuinely appreciate the people with whom they work, they often neglect to verbally express that appreciation. The 5 languages of Appreciation in the workplace. Gary Chapman.
A few simple, uncommon, powerful phrases that anyone can utter to make the workplace feel just a tiny bit more psychologically safe: I don’t know. I need help. I made a mistake. I’m sorry. The Fearless Organization. Amy C. Edmondson.
Activity is not the same as productivity. When we complete a task, even the smallest insignificant task like sending an email, dopamine is released in the brain. This can make the task addictive. The Mind of the Leader. Rasmus Hougard.
You manifest what you model. Your people are not only watching your every move, they are emulating you. And, unfortunately, you don’t get to pick and choose which parts they copy. How F*cked up is your management. Johnathan Nightingale.
You have to accept that anger, for example, is not something you can eradicate from your life. Don’t fight against something you can’t change. What you can change are the thoughts which sustain anger. Rewire Your Mind. Steven Schuster.