Diigo Links 04/10/2009
Turn that org chart upside-down! | Information Wants To Be Free
In the post, Swartz also talks about learning about your employees (what motivates them, what their strengths/weaknesses are), delegating responsibilities, prioritizing, and offering feedback. There’s a lot of really great insight in this post (which is more like an instruction manual than a simple blog post), so if you’re a manager or an aspiring manager, it’s definitely worth reading.
Instead of the standard “org chart” with a CEO at the top and employees growing down like roots, turn the whole thing upside down. Employees are at the top — they’re the ones who actually get stuff done — and managers are underneath them, helping them to be more effective.
Paradox of success: the Stockdale Paradox — Hoover’s Business Insight Zone
“This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
Amazon.com: The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield: John McPhee: Books
Recommended by my professor, he wanted us to focus on where Frank Boyden placed his desk. Think accessibility, communication and removing barriers.
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