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Results-Oriented Instead of Goal-Oriented

Do you think you can speak of leadership if the leader has no vision, no plan?

Teams need a clear and well-defined structure. How managers manage always depends on their management style and their personality. A manager with a strong personality will leave a definitive imprint on the team. Yet even strong managers who know what they want need to make the team members feel that they are needed. One way to do this is to involve them in the management process. Make sure they know how their manager manages. Tell them the goals instead of asking for short-term results without any explanation. If you’re driving somewhere you’ve never been before, you don’t want someone to tell you to just drive north and eventually you’ll get there—you want detailed directions.

Were you given a clear direction?

Can you give one?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw


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