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Management & Leadership: Critical Success Commonsense.

  1. 1. Management & Leadership: Critical Success Commonsense Ringier China June 2010
  2. 2. The Name of the Game: Leverage <ul><li>Pareto’s Law: 80/20 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Mastermind’ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Surround yourself with people better than you” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Team first <ul><li>Start with HR </li></ul><ul><li>Optimize Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce with Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead by: Example, Direct Training, Encouragement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember 80/20 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Empowerment <ul><li>The best management tool in the book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Horizontal v. Vertical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EQ v. IQ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management as platform v. Management as industrial tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart staff (smart people) have a huge untapped, self-driven capacity. Unlock it. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Processes first <ul><li>Methodology/Best-in-class standards </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Dept. Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Update Meetings: Your info flow </li></ul>
  6. 6. Priorities first. <ul><li>Do what only you can do, all else try to delegate. </li></ul><ul><li>And do the most important first. Beginning of the week, beginning of the day. Don’t let anything else distract you until you get it done. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interdepartmental Cooperation <ul><li>You’re the face of the team/department </li></ul><ul><li>Your team works within, You work without </li></ul><ul><li>The Champion, the Instigator, The Seller </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Let them think the idea/initiative is theirs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm meetings even when you don’t need it (but only when buy-in is necessary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pose ideas/decisions as questions for staff to validate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How long does it take to form habits? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you need to do to ensure the habits form? </li></ul>Buy-In.
  9. 9. Project Management <ul><li>Set Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Break down to manageable tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Assign ownership of each task </li></ul><ul><li>Set timeline + milestones </li></ul><ul><li>Set deadline for each task </li></ul><ul><li>Set progress report times for each person </li></ul><ul><li>ENFORCE -- be active in enforcing until it becomes a habit </li></ul><ul><li>Transparent w/ Feedback </li></ul>
  10. 10. There is a time for everything… <ul><li>Hard v. Soft </li></ul><ul><li>Strict v. Relaxed </li></ul><ul><li>Fast v. Slow </li></ul><ul><li>There is also a place for everything. Each staff is different and is motivated differently. Treat them differently </li></ul>
  11. 11. Just Say NO <ul><li>Defend your team/department. Know their priorities, say no to ideas/projects that will distract them from getting their top priorities done. </li></ul><ul><li>If you say yes to everything, your team will get nothing done, and get de-motivated. In the end it’s a failure of management. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are the tools of your trade? <ul><li>Actively manage your managing tools. </li></ul><ul><li>(Work Optimization Tools) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To Do lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dashboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whiteboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it Collaborative, Make it Clouded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be the Work Optimization Evangelist for your team. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Are you on top or on the bottom? <ul><li>Be on the Bottom: Servant, Facilitator, Enabler </li></ul><ul><li>Life-long learner: Once you stop learning, you become a barrier instead of a catalyst </li></ul><ul><li>Best place to learn: Your mentors and Your Staff! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Management Reading List <ul><li>First Things First by Stephen R. Covey </li></ul><ul><li>The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard </li></ul><ul><li>Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Things Done by David Allen </li></ul><ul><li>The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey </li></ul><ul><li>How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie </li></ul><ul><li>The Essential Drucker by Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman </li></ul><ul><li>Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by Paul R. Lawrence and Nitin Nohria </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Stein </li></ul>

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