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Using Innovation as a Business Decision Tool

This blog post was originally published at Management Concepts Program & Project Perspectives blog.Author: Lowell DyeUsing Innovation as a Business Decision Tool In…See More
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Using Innovation as a Business Decision Tool

This blog post was originally published at Management Concepts Program & Project Perspectives blog.Author: Lowell DyeUsing Innovation as a Business Decision Tool In…See More
Dec 13, 2012
Ramona Winkelbauer liked Greg Carter's blog post 'The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work'
Dec 12, 2012
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You Can’t Fix the Restaurant Until you Fix the People…

This blog post was originally posted on GovSupervisor.com.Author: Mark LeheneyThe supervisor was in disbelief, then shock, then rage, and finally full-out sobbing as she heard the staff talk openly for the first time about what it was like to work for her. For many years, she had run the place, doing whatever she thought was right, getting work done, thinking things must be OK.But the results were getting less and less OK, and so a…See More
Dec 6, 2012
Scott Kearby commented on Greg Carter's blog post 'The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work'
"Here's how they do it in the military ... for every plan, the Commander (the guy in charge & responsible for the overall result) writes some guidance that is described as the Commander's intent.  It is the big picture,…"
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Peter Sperry commented on Greg Carter's blog post 'The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work'
"This also presents an opportunity for the employee to "manage up" by asking questions.  Andrew has listed some good ones.  My boss expects me to help him refine his thinking by probing for details when assignments are given and…"
Nov 30, 2012
Andrew Krzmarzick commented on Greg Carter's blog post 'The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work'
"How specific can you be before you take away creative freedom or relate to direct reports like automatons? I am not meaning to sound pejorative when I state that question so starkly...I think that's the line that all managers walk - they want…"
Nov 30, 2012
A blog post by Greg Carter was featured

The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work

This blog post was originally published on GovSupervisor.com.Author: Mark LeheneyIn the business of supervisory development, we have a favorite old story that makes a powerful point. Here it is:A supervisor says to an employee, “Bring me a rock.”So the employee responds, proudly delivering a rock to the supervisor’s desk.“I didn’t mean one this big!” the supervisor says.So the employee brings back a smaller rock.“I didn’t mean tiny!”…See More
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Nov 29, 2012
Greg Carter posted a blog post

The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work

This blog post was originally published on GovSupervisor.com.Author: Mark LeheneyIn the business of supervisory development, we have a favorite old story that makes a powerful point. Here it is:A supervisor says to an employee, “Bring me a rock.”So the employee responds, proudly delivering a rock to the supervisor’s desk.“I didn’t mean one this big!” the supervisor says.So the employee brings back a smaller rock.“I didn’t mean tiny!”…See More
Nov 29, 2012
A blog post by Greg Carter was featured

How To Know When You’re In a Lot of Trouble as a Supervisor

Sometimes in life, it’s hard to know how you’re doing. The measurement may not be clear, people may not give you any feedback, and the goal itself may be fuzzy.However, in supervision there is one way to keep really good track of how you’re doing in the eyes of those you supervise. I learned this one the hard way many years ago while supervising a group of journalists in London (another career), and here it is:The more you rely on your positional power – your authority — to get things done, the…See More
Oct 31, 2012
Greg Carter posted a blog post

How To Know When You’re In a Lot of Trouble as a Supervisor

Sometimes in life, it’s hard to know how you’re doing. The measurement may not be clear, people may not give you any feedback, and the goal itself may be fuzzy.However, in supervision there is one way to keep really good track of how you’re doing in the eyes of those you supervise. I learned this one the hard way many years ago while supervising a group of journalists in London (another career), and here it is:The more you rely on your positional power – your authority — to get things done, the…See More
Oct 31, 2012
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Using Innovation as a Business Decision Tool

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

This blog post was originally published at Management Concepts Program & Project Perspectives blog.

Author: Lowell Dye

Using Innovation as a Business Decision Tool

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You Can’t Fix the Restaurant Until you Fix the People…

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

This blog post was originally posted on GovSupervisor.com.

Author: Mark Leheney

The supervisor was in disbelief, then shock, then rage, and finally full-out sobbing as she heard the staff talk openly for the first time about what it was like to work for her. For many years, she had run the place, doing whatever she thought was right, getting work done, thinking things must be OK.

But the results…

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The School of Rock: How Vague Supervisory Expectations Don’t Work

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 9:26am 3 Comments

This blog post was originally published on GovSupervisor.com.

Author: Mark Leheney

In the business of supervisory development, we have a favorite old story that makes a powerful point. Here it is:

A supervisor says to an employee, “Bring me a rock.”

So the employee responds, proudly delivering a rock to the supervisor’s desk.

“I didn’t mean one this big!” the supervisor…

Continue

How To Know When You’re In a Lot of Trouble as a Supervisor

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Sometimes in life, it’s hard to know how you’re doing. The measurement may not be clear, people may not give you any feedback, and the goal itself may be fuzzy.

However, in supervision there is one way to keep really good track of how you’re doing in the eyes of those you supervise. I learned this one the hard way many years ago while supervising a group of journalists in London (another career), and here it is:

The more you rely on your positional power – your…

Continue

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