Managers can create the framework from which its team members—and its business—can thrive… or not. We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And later in our interview segment, we learn from Holland’s own leadership and management authority, Jurgen Appelo. He’ll discuss the concept of managing for happiness, which also happens to be the name of his great new book.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- The surprising reality that many company leaders and managers don’t create positive work environments, despite abundant research that shows why it’s so important.
- The famous piece of advice from Ken Blanchard & Spencer Johnson’s classic, The One-Minute Manager that can make a big difference in employee morale.
- Why taking care of your employees results in your employees taking care of the bottom line.
Interview with Jurgen Appelo
- Two key quotes from Jurgen: “The mindless adherence to rules, combined with a steady loss of principles, is always a prelude to bureaucracy,” and “With a complex system there is no such thing as central control.”
- Jurgen’s explanation of the difference between leadership and management.
- The meaning of Jurgen’s business name “Happy Melly,” and why people remember stories instead of facts or bullet points.
- Why intrinsic motivation is more valuable than extrinsic motivation … but you still need both.
- Why a motivated worker is not necessary an engaged worker.
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- Managing for Happiness by Jurgen Appelo
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- Change The World by Jurgen Appelo
- Jurgen Appelo’s Tour