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Google’s 8 Habits for Effective Managers

March 13th, 2011 No comments

Google did a data mining exercise to uncover what makes a good Google manager. and the 8 habits are:
Be a good coach
Empower your team, don’t micromanage
Express interest in team members’ success and personal wellbeing
Don’t be a sissy: Be productive and results-oriented
Be a good communicator and listen to your team
Help your employees with career development
Have a clear vision and strategy for the team
Have key technical skills so you can help the team
3 pitfalls:
Have trouble making a transition to the team
Lack a consistent approach to performance management and career development
Spend too little time managing and communicating