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Issue 41 | 28 June 2019
The Melting Pot
 
 
 
THE FOUR SUPER-POWERS THAT GREAT MANAGERS NEED
 
Cast your mind back. Have you ever worked for a bad manager? Can you remember how you felt?  Frustrated? Despairing? Unmotivated?

Chances are, we’ve all experienced poor management at some point in our career.  Getting the right people into management roles is critical to scaling up your business.  Poor management will result in dipping staff morale, sliding engagement, low levels of productivity and, ultimately, stagnation.  

So what makes a fantastic manager?  What are the four most important things your managers need to master?

 
 
 
THE MELTING POT PODCAST
 
Influencing Change From the Inside Out
 

This week's guest is executive change mentor, Sally Henderson. With 20 years of experience in leadership development, Sally works with high performing senior leaders keen to reach ambition faster by enabling powerful change from the inside out.
 

Sally cut her teeth in recruitment, setting up her own coaching-based recruitment company, The Career Company, before embarking on a successful career in Executive Search. It took having her first child to realise that whilst she was helping so many people get to where they want to go in their careers, she was not happy in hers.

Ironically The Career Company motto was “You have a right to be happy and effective at work,” and as the founder of such a successful company, she simply wasn’t.

Knowing that her real interests and motivators lay far outside recruitment, she took the brave decision to walk away from her company and now works with C-Suite execs, Founders and senior leaders and MDs to influence and bring about transformational change through her innovative coaching and mentoring methods.

 
 
 
 
TALKS AT GOOGLE
The world's most influential thinkers, creators, makers and doers all in one place. Talks at Google. Where great minds meet.
 
TED RADIO HOUR
Guy Raz explores the emotions, insights, and discoveries that make us human. The TED Radio Hour is a narrative journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to think and create.
 
 
 
How Can Introverted Tech People Manage Others Effectively?
Before I was a manager, I was a software engineer. My first job out of high school was at IBM writing software to manage their data center networks. If that sounds arcane and boring, you’re both right and wrong. I love learning and coding and working alone for long stretches of time, so in many ways, it worked out great for me. (It did get a little boring sometimes, I’ll admit.)
 
Why Your Family Needs to Develop Core Values
Many of us have core values at our organizations. These values provide a common nomenclature and a North Star that guide our choices, our language and our priorities—at work. It’s these values that let us know we are working toward a  shared mission—at work. These core values are our non-negotiables, the things we won’t compromise on—at work.

And, truth be told, core values are amazing. They are one of the first things we walk clients through in our brand storytelling process because everything emanates from them.

So, if core values are so great at work, then why don’t we have them at home?
 
The Assumptions Employees Make When They Don’t Get Feedback
Feedback is a daily staple of my work as an executive coach. I am often giving direct feedback to the leaders I work with, sharing 360-degree feedback from the leader’s colleagues, and then helping them process and reflect on the feedback they receive.

One piece of feedback that the executives I coach receive over and over again from their direct reports is: “She doesn’t give enough helpful feedback.”

When I ask these direct reports about the impact this has on them, I find that, in the absence of understanding why they’re getting so little feedback, they often make up their own explanations.
 
 
 
The Culture Blueprint: A Guide to Building the High-Performance Workplace
The Culture Blueprint is a systematic guide to building a company culture. This book is about fostering committed, enthusiastic employees and distills Robert Richman's years of experience teaching culture-building to companies like Google, P&G and Amazon. 
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google
For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. 

Instead of buying the myths these compa­nies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone chal­lenge them? 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
10th July 2019 - Scaling Up Business Workshop, London

Join Alan Miltz author of MyCashflow Story and Neale Lewis, certified Gazelles International coach on a powerful one day Scaling Up masterclass

24th September 2019 - Scale-up Summit, London

A powerful one day summit designed to provide the very best business education and latest tools to organisations seeking to scale-up fast.  Verne Harnish, author of 'Scaling Up' and 'Mastering the Rockefeller Habits' will be the keynote speaker.

15th - 16th October 2019 - Scale-up Summit, Anaheim, California

This Summit is tailored to business owners interested in growing their companies. Over the course of two days, these scaling executives and their teams will learn from award-winning authors as they reveal their findings for building better leadership, strategy, marketing, sales, operations, and finance.

29th - 30th January 2020 - Velocity², Create and Manage Growth at Scale, London

Velocity² brings together the founders and executive teams of leading scaleups, investors and experts from across Europe for two days of business growth inspiration. 
 
 
 
Dominic Monkhouse
 
 
Dominic offers business coaching and management development, strategy planning and organisational change, using tried and tested methods to launch your organisation onto an unparalleled growth trajectory. His programme is a function of his broad experience, his deep expertise and a proven process used by over 2,700 firms
worldwide.
 
 
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