Managers, your words are more powerful than you think

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 17, 2018

Newtons cradleEven 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.

Author: chapterpresident

I have worked in the FDA since 1990 in a variety of positions. I currently serve as chapter president of NTEU Chapter 254, representing FDA employees in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.