Why good bosses tune in to their people


Why good bosses tune in to their people – 10-18-2011

Your success and influence as boss depends on correctly reading those with whom you interact most frequently and intensely.  Because your leadership style reverberates throughout the organization, ultimately it will bolster or undermine company performance and culture.”

The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “Why good bosses tune in to their people”, by Robert I. Sutton.

In this August 2010 McKinsey Quarterly article the author reminds us that as the boss, you are the most important person in the organization, and subordinates monitor, magnify, and mimic your every move. You need to stay in tune with this relentless attention and use it to your advantage.

As you read the article, remember that for most people the main reason they leave or remain with an organization is due to the relationship they have with their immediate supervisor.  What impact are you having on your subordinates?  Enjoy this straightforward look at what it takes to be an effective leader.

More from the article:

The first and most important task is to convince others that you are in charge, otherwise your job will be impossible and your tenure short.  Second, boost your subordinates’ performance by “watching their backs”: making it possible for them to learn, take intelligent risks, and feel pride and dignity along the way.

Read the short article to learn more!

Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious! ™ strategist


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3 Responses to Why good bosses tune in to their people

  1. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question which
    I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head
    prior to writing. I’ve had difficulty clearing my
    mind in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing
    but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how
    to begin. Any ideas or tips? Kudos!

  2. Mike Osorio says:

    Thanks. The writing itself is what usually clears my head. The tip is to simply start writing and see what comes out. You can always edit!

  3. google says:

    This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise info… Thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

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