In his book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent, Sydney Finkelstein describes what makes some of the world's legendary bosses - Ralph Lauren, Larry Ellison (Oracle), Mary Kay Ash, Bill Walsh (49ers football team), and others - stand out:
"Superbosses have mastered something most bosses miss — a path to extraordinary success founded on making other people successful."
As a manager, leader, or business owner, your success is ultimately dependent on the success of those who work for you and with you. While this may seem obvious, developing people is not easy. Studies show that most managers spend over 25% of their week - or nearly 2.5 hours/day - managing their poorest performers. And, according to a recent survey of HR professionals, only 2% of employers provide ongoing feedback to their people.
Here's how making sub-optimal investments or under-investments in developing people is costing you:
People have often said, "management is more art than science." While there is truth to that, there is also now an ample supply of science that can guide your management practices, helping you develop people rapidly and save time.
Still not convinced? Take your time reading through the details of our time-savings calculations below in the research and analysis section.
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- Senior Manager, Twitter
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- Manager, Bain & Company
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RESEARCH & ANALYSIS: 1 hour 45 minute/day time-saving opportunity
#1 – Not delegating enough and well = 63 mins/day
#2 – Not giving feedback that is meaningful & helps people do better work = 17 mins/day
#3 – Not giving feedback regularly enough = 13 mins/day
#4 – Not giving positive, strengths-based feedback that is focused and future-oriented = 12 mins/day
Our goal is putting time back in your life. We help individuals and companies save time by developing productive habits and adopting productive mindsets based on real research into where people lose time and how they can get it back.
Our online courses enable you to take ~5 minutes of your daily Facebook or Instagram scrolling time and get something for it. Here's how they work: