HBR Guide to Getting the Right Work Done

Harvard Business Review undefined

Finished Reading:
Jan 6, 2019

Edition Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press

Edition Release:
Oct 2, 2012

Purchase Search via DuckDuckGo:
ISBN 9781422187111

Highlights & Annotations

When they see others gain power, information, money, or recognition, for instance, they experience what the psychologist Abraham Maslow called “a feeling of deficiency” – a sense that something is being taken away from them. p96

  • Learn to develop a mentality of abundance instead of scarcity
    • Principle-based value system
    • There’s enough ‘success’ for everyone
      • And usually, the success of another is not exactly the type of success you want anyways – you’re too focused on the success itself

Management time: Who’s got the monkey? –William Oncken, Donald Wass

  • Specify level of initiative p88
  1. Wait until told what to do
  2. Ask what to do
  3. Recommend an action, then with your approval, execute it
  4. Take independent action, but advise you at once
  5. Take independent action and update you at an agreed upon time
  • Outlaw the use of 1 or 2

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