Moe Abdou, Founder of 33voices, interviews Devora Zack, CEO of OCC Inc., and author ofManaging for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success By Being Yourself.
The Essence of Management
Having been in management the majority of my professional career, I certainly believe that management is a discipline, and the only way to get better at it is to practice it with the rigor of an Olympian. Throughout my career as a manager, I’ve had the singular focus of inspiring those I managed, to accept and excel at the responsibility of managing themselves. Of course, that’s never been easy, but when you start to see even the tiniest glimpse of that, you begin to capture the essence of management is – It’s a human network and your job is to provide the meaning. Early in my career, I learned that the best managers listen more than they talk; and they ask far more questions than they provide answers. For me, that spoke volumes to the importance of relationships. Devora Zack has been helping managers for the past seventeen years, and when she published her latest book – Managing for People Who Hate Managing – her intent wasn’t to share the latest management fad; it was to show you a new way of understanding yourself. Take a listen as to why that maybe the missing link towards greatness for you ….