Of the interesting articles we’ve come across this week, this one really made me stop and think. In his blog post from Harvard Business Review titled Do Your Employees Make You a Better Manager?, Michael Schrage asks Which employee had the biggest positive impact on who you are today? Schrage is making the point that managers are influenced by the people they manage, and that they should be more proactive about asking for feedback from employees that will help them develop their leadership skills.
I’ve been managing other people for almost 20 years, and I’ve learned something from each of them. Whether that was enriching my domain knowledge (Leo, Amy, Jay, Jack, Wendy), encouraging me to slow down and digest the details before deciding (Barry, Tim), or corralling customers spinning out of control (Ted!), I’ve become a more effective business person for having known them. And Terri, pictured here at HR Tech this week, taught me the fundamentals of services marketing many years ago at Lotus. She allowed me to fake it till I made it – which opened up new worlds for me. Thanks to all of you!
Here are more clips for your reading pleasure:
The Craziest Excuses Workers Use When Calling In Sick ow.ly/eoPae via @TLNT_com @johnhollon
#HREOnline: Maximizing the Value of Frontline Leaders ow.ly/eoAG2 via @SueMeisinger @HRExecMag
Too Many Geezers? Companies Hire Young Workers to Change Brand ow.ly/eozbn via @blogging4jobs @MikeHaberman
More People Over 65 Are Still Working ow.ly/eoPJl via @WSJ
Attention Employers: Don’t Sleep On Workers’ Insomnia ow.ly/eoQsb via @TIMEBusiness
And from my friends at Kronos:
Workforce Management Maturity Evolution Part 4 – Innovate: ow.ly/eoOnx via @fmoreno44
Here, There, and Everywhere: ow.ly/eoOsF via @SmarterCafe
Sales Kickoff Serendipity: ow.ly/eoOvV via @SmarterCafe
New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: ow.ly/eoyCf #Cloud #CloudComputing #KronosCloud
Check out our pictures from #HRTechConf: ow.ly/eoIN1