Even a casual observation at a meeting can unintentionally lead to a cascade of emails, directives, and initiatives. Stanford’s Robert Sutton calls this “executive magnification,” the all-too-common act of taking a passing suggestion from someone in charge as dictate — a massive source of wasted time, money, and effort. How can leaders help stop the insanity? They can qualify their observations, encourage honest feedback and reward the skeptics who want to kill wasteful projects. • Here’s what people are saying.
Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 17, 2018