Quotes in managing people
Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
Does a security guard empower the CEO to enter the building?
In short, "Do this and you'll get that" makes people focus on the "that" not the "this." Do rewards motivate people? Absolutely. They motivate people to get rewards.
the management system which makes only a pretense of valuing employee involvement and encouraging employee empowerment merely breeds cynicism.
Even though they are paid differently, everyone has to feel appreciated.
Sometimes I wonder how to describe my job to other people. 'Sysadmin of a people network' kind of describes it, but sounds a little weird.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivia.
The real problems in the office are the managers and the meetings.