BETTER OR DIFFERENT

Posted by | October 22, 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments

The hardest skill Steve had to learn in business is the art of leaving things alone. His mentor once told him that the true gift of a great manager is the ability to hesitate before critiquing work and asking yourself, “Is my suggestion going to make this better—or just different?” Most of the time, the answer is “just different.” In which case your wisest strategy is to keep your mouth shut and let the people you hired do their jobs. They’ll appreciate it—and appreciate you, too. Do you celebrate the great work of other people rather than tampering with it just to put your mark on it?

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