Managers, First Ask, “What Can I Do?”
Just started Reading Russell Bishop’s new book, Workarounds that Work: How to Conquer Anything that Stands in Your Way at Work. The introduction has the following quote:
In just about any situation, the first question to ask is “What could I do that would make a difference that requires no one’s permission other than my own?” As you will see, this simple but powerful question may be all that is required to move from roadblock to effective, productive action.
Thoughts, Joe and Wanda?
Joe Kerr: I’ve asked myself this question quite a few times. The answer usually involves transferring or firing someone.
Wanda B. Goode: That’s a refreshing and empowering comment from Mr. Bishop. Although it’s very easy to blame and shirk responsibility (managers are just as good at it as anyone else), utilizing his approach seems like a much better option.
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