Most people don’t view paranoia as a plus. But Rashesh Shah sees its benefits. As chairman and chief executive of Edelweiss, a financial services firm in India, Shah favors “productive paranoia.”
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If you’re advising a new manager to succeed, start by establishing guiding principles. Groom your managers to evolve into dynamic leaders by helping them develop these four skills and attitudes.
Holly Graf was booted as commander of a warship in 2010 for “cruelty and maltreatment” of her 400-member crew. According to the inspector general, Graf was the closest thing the U.S. Navy has seen to a female Captain Bligh. How did the Navy miss her toxic behavior?
Rookie public speakers read from a written speech. They stand at the podium as if they’re glued there. They go on too long, and their presentations are filled with “ums” and “ahs.” Veteran public speakers have transcended these novice mistakes.
Some managers tend to evaluate team members based on their most recent positive or negative encounter. This happens most often when a manager has no record of an employee’s performance over the past months or year. It’s not a good way to conduct a review, and it’s not fair to the employee. An increasingly popular and easily implemented solution is to create an employee performance log.
You probably wouldn’t be where you are professionally if it weren’t for an attentive boss who took an interest and recognized your special talents. Now it’s time to pass that favor along by recognizing and cultivating talent among your own employees. Here’s how: