Lot’s of great stuff in here. And some scary stuff too. Like this one:
#13 Show up.
True for everyone, and more for leaders: “Working from home is a malignant, metastasizing cancer,” Rosenberg says. “Ban it.”
Love these ones:
#21 Hire by committee.
All too often, companies allow hiring managers to call all the shots. “At Google, we didn’t do that. The gate is a committee. And, similarly, promotions should be a peer review process.”
#30 Consensus does not mean unanimous.
“Teams are not juries locked in a room until they reach a unanimous verdict.” There’s no reason to spend endless hours trying to get everyone on board — sometimes you just have to decide to go ahead. In fact, consensus with no dissent can be dangerous. “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” Group dynamics are critical for solid decision-making. “None of us are as smart as all of us.”
#33 Prepare to lose in order to win.
“A leader’s job is not to prevent risk, but to build the capability to recover when failures occur,” Rosenberg says. “There’s such a thing as good failure and bad failure. A good one happens quickly and provides plenty of lessons. A bad one takes a long time and you don’t learn anything. Leaders don’t prevent failures. They prevent bad failures.” Even crises can serve a purpose. Suddenly, everyone stop taking things for granted. And that’s when real change becomes possible.