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Corner Office - Switch Desks and Build Teamwork, Says Care.coms Chief - Question - NYTimes.com
Business is about people too.

It might have been my legal training, but I was very focused on the facts, as opposed to the person who was doing the work. I had to constantly remind myself that it’s about people.

Q. How do you balance focusing on results and the people?

A. I think it’s a push-pull, and it’s a little bit of an experiment in really understanding who you’re managing and the relationship you have with that person, and what they’re capable of. I can’t say that there’s one way of managing, because there are so many idiosyncrasies when you’re managing a specific individual. So I think it’s learning the different styles that people have, and harnessing their strengths, and how they get motivated and what inspires them to get stuff done.
business  peopleship  softskills  capitalism  ethics  leadership  leading  CEO  management 
august 2010 by asterisk2a

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