This week the Twittersphere had lots of good insights on managing people. Here’s a few tweets I liked and (and a few others as well).
Business culture is a lot of time spent balancing results with paranoia. A very human condition IMHO.
When traveling it's important to appreciate the little things. Girl in front of me is named Chase Bacon. I like the way her parents think!
Before you attach a great deal of importance to your own ideas, do me a favor; consider the source.
Women can be feminine & still strong. You no longer have to dress in "meanswear" to be taking seriously at the office. Get out your pink!
I'm standing outside the T-Mobile Store for the new BlackBerry 10. Where is everyone?
The only drug that could solve my problems is if they put "hard work" in a pill.
If I were running for President & I already was POTUS, I'd run an honest campaign. "Guys, I don't feel like moving now. Too much to pack."
Talking loudly does not make you right. It just makes your lack of insight more pronounced. Sometimes, value to shutting up & listening.
More than anything else, it’s our decisions, not the conditions that determine what happens to us.
If you’re in business, you’re in show business. And every day’s a performance.
Coffee should be embarrassed by how little it helps me get through the day.
A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results
It's not about whether a company has purpose. It's about whether their purpose is inclusive and shared w/the people who power it.
Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership.
Discipline is about keeping promises, to others AND yourself.
Focus more on enhancing the performance of others than getting tasks done.
Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength & idiotic to replicate your weakness
Train staff to gently de-escalate the ethical but disregulated customer: It CAN be done.
I’m pretty disappointed about this Mitt Romney video. So far nobody has told us what device is was filmed on and which version OS it runs.
Is there anything more boring than people who like to "play it safe?"
While leadership and management are different, the best leaders are effective managers too.
Gene Marks CPA is a small business expert and analyst and the author of five best selling books on business management including "The Manufacturer's Book of Lists," "In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash" and "Outfoxing The Small Business Owner."
Gene is President of The Marks Group PC, a ten person technology and management consulting firm that serves more than six hundred companies around the country. Gene was formerly a senior manager at the international accounting firm of KPMG. You can follow him on Twitter @genemarks.