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One important way to judge your success as a manger is by the success of your employees. An effective manager isn’t just a boss who can extract the most productivity from his people, but the one who produces great future managers. How can you be sure that under your leadership managers will blossom?
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Q. I find that co-workers and even a few bosses are forming a negative
perception of my abilities, after a period when they seemed perfectly
happy with my contribution.
When U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and some senior executives died in a plane crash a few years ago, I remember thinking, “Those CEOs better have good succession plans.”
Jack Stack is the president and CEO of SRC Holdings Corp. in Springfield, Mo., a rapidly growing industrial firm with 1,200 employees and $140 million in revenues. Stack came to SRC in 1979 as a plant manager of International Harvester after 11 years of management experience.
Q. I’m fed up with waiting six months for a great performance review, only to get a measly little raise. This has gone on for four years. What can I do to break this cycle?
Most management experts warn against meddling in your employees’ every decision. That advice isn’t always right. While controlling supervisors can turn their bold innovators into pliant order-takers, there are times when micromanaging makes sense.
Senior executives at large companies often attend intensive advanced
management programs through local universities. Aside from the actual
knowledge that they pick up in these courses, the participants usually
find that the real value comes from getting to know other business
people in entirely different industries.
Ever wonder why some managers create a harmonious, warm atmosphere while others operate in a snake pit?
When you’re about to turn in a major report or make an ambitious proposal to senior management, rally support first.
Larry Stupski served as vice chairman of Charles Schwab & Co., a
discount brokerage firm known for its innovative products and service.
Now retired, Stupski is chairman of Jobs for California Graduates, a
nonprofit mentoring program for disadvantaged youth. Stupski is living
proof that it pays to find a wise, insightful guide to help you sharpen
your skills and chart a successful career path.
Before you sign a contract with a vendor or supplier, draft a separate “expectation management” sheet.