By Mike Cardus | Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Exchange Facilitator
Written By: Kayla E. Klos, Counsel at Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP
STOP THE WHY NONSENSE!
‘Why’ is an instinctive question. Asked hundreds of times every day in organizations, and much of it is helpful. It is important to understand why a manufacturing process has failed, why a car broke down or why your fire alarm went off. It can be enlightening to see why people behave a certain way.
Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for over a decade without formal training and the necessary skills to succeed.
Workplace trust comes from the work & being useful to the team. Not from sharing deep secrets from your past.