Weekend Leadership Reading on doing a better job as a boss 4/30/21

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about how to do a better job as a boss.

From Michael Levitt: How Bad Managers Lead To Burnout

“When employees have to suffer from bad management for prolonged periods of time, chronic stress and burnout will occur.”

From McKinsey & Company: The boss factor

“In this episode of The McKinsey Podcast, Diane Brady speaks with McKinsey’s Tera Allas about her research into the impact that your relationship with your boss has on satisfaction on the job and in life. An edited version of their conversation follows.”

From Theodore Kinni: Leader, know thyself

“To improve executive performance, thinking about thinking is a really good idea.”

From John Young: How to Listen and Ask Questions for Effective Teamwork

“Good ideas and solutions often arise when we ask open-ended questions.”

From Sharlyn Lauby: Performance Coaching: Tips for Employee Conversations

“Let’s say there’s an employee on your team who isn’t contributing their fair share. The rest of the team can tell this employee is a poor performer. You know you need to address it because if you don’t do something, your credibility will suffer. But what do you say?”

From Eric J. McNulty: Leading your team of hunter-gatherers

“The way in which ancient societies organized themselves offers clues to how to manage today’s changing workforce.”

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