Continuing with the philosophical, I want to share with you one of the approaches that I used when I was in a leadership position as an employee. One thing I teach – and this does not just apply to Capital Goods Industry Management, but to management in every industry – is that we manage process. We lead people. Obviously, I was very engaged with my team. Here is one of my standard approaches.
- What do I do that you like and you want me to continue doing?
- What do I do that you don’t like and you want me to stop doing?
- What do I do that doesn’t really matter to you?
The responses to these questions allowed me to have a clear view of what my team thought was important.
The time is now…