Good read. Recommended for all leadership and management. I think he is right “bromides” are not always the most helpful in keeping you sharp, striving and effective.
Excerpt: Perhaps the problem is that we’ve relied on education of positive practices. We point to the things managers should be doing, which tends to get bogged down in platitudes. For example, when Google launched a big data-driven program to identify what separated their top managers from the rest, and they ended up with bromides such as “be a good coach,” “empower your team” and “be a good communicator.”
So let’s try the opposite approach — to focus on the bad behaviours we are trying to get rid of.
Read full article via The Seven Deadly Sins of Management – Julian Birkinshaw – Harvard Business Review.