Weave A Web Of Connectivity
Forget about being a boss. You’re now a webmaster. Where the old management paradigm was about command and control over people, the new model is about connecting them together.
Instead of being preoccupied with “running the show,” put yourself in charge of weaving a human network. Management today is not about showing muscle and wielding power. It’s about you serving as connective tissue across your part of the organization. Rank simply won’t give you as much pull as it used to. The real clout now comes from being a relationship broker.
Managers who hang on to the old school approach are inclined to hoard information, dole out answers, and call all the shots. Frankly, that angle doesn’t work any more. It aggravates people. It suboptimizes solutions. And it cripples the organization’s ability to . . .