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  • Writer's pictureLars Christensen

Leaders Read#11


๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello everyone,


Happy December!

We picked up our Christmas tree ๐ŸŒฒ this weekend, and my six-year-old is in a fabulous Christmas spirit. She insists that I watch Christmas movies with her.

Which is your favorite Christmas movie?


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"It's funny that you were probably promoted into your first managerial role and became a boss due to your individual success, technical savvy, subject matter expertise, and smarts. Funny because all that and a Starbucks gift card will only get you a venti iced skinny hazelnut macchiato, extra shot, light ice, no whip, when it comes to leading others."

~William A. Gentry


๐Ÿ“š Book Summary:

This week's book is "Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work for" by William A. Gentry


You should read this book, especially if you are a new manager. But even as a seasoned manager, you will find so much great information in this book.


One of my favorite take away from the book is this:

"Politics is not a game to be played where you win, and everyone else loses. Politics is simply the air we breathe in organizations. When you flip your perspective, you will surviveโ€”even thrive"


โœ… Actionable advice:

Thinking differently about "office politics" was a huge change for me. Changing my perspective from it being something negative to neither negative nor positive. Here are four savvy political aspects you can develop: 1)Read the situations. 2)Determine the appropriate behavior before reacting. 3)Network strategically. 4)Leave a good impression.


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๐Ÿง  5 things Iโ€™m thinking about (December 1, 2023)


1.Writing Business group White-paper.

2.W. Edwards Deming's 14 points (Youtube it).

3.Measure the impact by the team.

4.Calibration time - Feedback is a gift.

5.More communication to the team.


Reading "Nonviolent Communication" by M.Rosenberg


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Happy reading!


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