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.

Why parents really need work friends

Excerpt from LinkedIn Daily Rundown published on August 17, 2018

Work friendsParents need a shoulder to lean on at work. Two-thirds of working moms and dads suffer from poor social wellbeing, according to research from Gallup. For many, the combined challenges of parenthood and working life leave little room for social connection. Enter the work best friend: While only 20% of workers claim to have one, Gallup found that those who have a work bestie are more engaged and do higher quality work. Managers can help create a cultural environment that supports such friendship. • Here’s what people are saying.

NTEU Chapter 230 President Cheryl Monroe Speaks About The HHS Proposed Termination of Telework