👋 Hello everyone,
Here are a couple of posts you might have missed:
📚 Book Summary:
This week's book is "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer.
The Culture Map is the book you must read if you manage people from different countries or continents. The book highlights cultural differences that are most likely causing confusion and holding your leadership skills back.
One of my favorite take away from the book is this:
'Yoshisaki suggests avoiding giving your opinion first. Ask the team to meet without you and report back their ideas. "As long as the boss is present," "the group will seek out your opinion and defer respectfully to you." This technique is worth trying whenever you manage a team whose cultural background makes it difficult for them to speak freely in your presence.'
✅ Actionable advice:
My default is to get in on the brainstorming with the team. I say, "Let's forget about rank and let the creative ideas flourish." But, again, being a leader is not about you—is it? You should be aware of the style and culture of your team. Your job is to try to get the most out of the whole group. That might mean you have to let the team develop the first pass on their own.
🧠 5 things I'm thinking about (February 2, 2024)
1.Partner Enablement Business
2.Setting six-month goals
3.Taking back control of my calendar
4.Introducing Jigsaw learning in team meetings
5.Mentoring is also a learning opportunity
Reading "Doughnut Economics" by Kate Raworth
Thank you for your support, read on everyone!