By Susan Scott
From the writer of the acclaimed publication Fierce Conversations comes the antidote to a couple of the main wrongheaded practices of commercial today.
· “Provide nameless feedback.”
· “Hire clever people.”
· “Hold humans accountable.”
These are all sound, enterprise practices, correct? now not so quickly, says management visionary and bestselling writer Susan Scott. in truth, those mantras — regardless of being long-accepted and followed through enterprise leaders far and wide — are thoroughly wrongheaded. Worse, they're costing businesses billions of bucks, riding away worthy staff and ecocnomic buyers, restricting functionality, and stalling careers. but they're so deeply ingrained in organizational cultures that nobody has wondered them. formerly.
In Fierce Leadership, Scott teaches us find out how to spot the worst “best” practices in our enterprises utilizing a strategy she calls “squid eye”–the skill to work out the “tells” or symptoms that we have got fallen prey to disastrous behaviors via realizing what to seem for. in basic terms then, she says, will we follow the antidote..
Informed by way of over a decade of conversations with Fortune 500 executives, this publication is that antidote. With fierce new methods to every thing from worker suggestions to company range to patron kinfolk, Scott bargains clean and impressive choices to 6 of the so-called “best” practices permeating today’s companies. This refreshingly candid publication is a must-read for any supervisor or chief at any point who's able to take a protracted challenging examine what hassle could be lurking of their association - and take care of it.
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