There’s been some press recently about Google’s Project Oxygen. Google statisticians set out to build better bosses. They made some solid and unsurprising findings: make sure you have time for your people and be consistent. Simple and wise. More available in a recent New York Times article.
Archive for March, 2011
The nuclear workers in Japan who have stayed on at the Fukushima plant are heroes. It is a special type of person who develops that level of dedication to their work. Some professions demand it. It is selfless in the interest of the public good. Our society and our employers must reciprocate this dedication by making the safety of their employees number one.
Last month I discovered Benjamin Warsinske’s blog, and now read it avidly. In one post, he takes on the issue of work/life balance in an interesting way. He discusses a study that made some significant findings about the effect of disturbed or inadequate sleep on your health. His post offers insights and solutions for maintaining work/life balance. Check it out!
In Seth Godin’s book Tribes, he says: “ In unstable times, growth comes from leaders who create change and engage their organizations, instead of from managers who push their employees to do more with less.”
Have you taken stock lately regarding what state your career is in? How are your leadership skills? Are you growing or contracting? Where are you heading? Once you take stock, a good way forward may become clear.