How to Succeed Without Being the Smartest Person in the Room
Many management roles have involved defining individual tasks and even specific processes for completing them. Today, tasks that can be prescribed are more often automated. To maximize the contributions of individuals in this environment, leaders need very different management approaches than were required when tasks—and their outcomes—could be more specifically set down. In particular, companies are relying more on empowered teams, where individuals with a range of skills and experience join forces to solve customer and organizational problems and address new opportunities.
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