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Wisdom from The Invisible Spotlight: Discovering your Impact

Question: You talk in the book about how important it is for managers to be aware of their impact on employees. But how do you get reliable information about your impact, especially the negative aspects? From whom should you get … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight: A Sweeping Change

A violinist can’t make music without first tuning her strings. A golfer can’t sink a putt without first setting his hands in a proper grip. An actor can’t captivate her audience without learning her lines. And a manager can’t inspire … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight: Who’s on Stage?

Have you ever noticed how many hundreds of books are written about being an effective manager and how few are written about being an effective employee? Just do a quick scan of Amazon’s pages or the shelves of your neighborhood … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight: The Risk of Self-Acceptance

So many managers make the unconscious assumption that “how they are as people” is how they can and should be as managers. Without giving it much thought, they figure that developing professional relationships with employees takes no more forethought and … Continue reading

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Wisdom from The Invisible Spotlight: A manager’s dilemma Q&A

Question: Dear Invisible Spotlight, As a manager dealing with a new employee, how much time do you give a person to “get up to speed”?  I often feel like I struggle with new employees not learning quickly enough. Is it … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight: Managers are Architects

When you’re a manager, your employee doesn’t set the tone, standards, or direction for the way the two of you work. The foundation of this relationship always falls to you. You’re the architect. You’re the one responsible to create the … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight, part 2

PART 2, continued from yesterday… Yesterday, we introduced you to the concept of the invisible spotlight. We said that, day in and day out, your employees are scrutinizing your every word and every deed because you wield so much influence … Continue reading

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The Invisible Spotlight, part 1

PART 1 of 2 Your employees talk about you every night at dinner. The meal is placed on the table and your employee’s significant other asks the fateful question, “How was work today dear?” The next words are about you. … Continue reading

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New Book – The Invisible Spotlight

With four decades as management consultants under their belts, Craig Wasserman and Doug Katz tell illuminating stories from the management trenches about successes and misadventures in the invisible spotlight. Readers will discover the secrets of building a solid foundation for … Continue reading

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