If you have ever walked out of the office at night, spirit sagging and already dread the next day, this episode is for you.
Vicky Oliver wrote her first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, to capture the interview advice she was giving job-seekers. With her own career in the advertising industry, five best-selling career-advice books, and decades of consulting work to draw from, she knows the best leaders engage with their teams, give people the power to fail, and avoid micromanaging.
“Workers are individual people with hopes and dreams, not impersonal drones,” Vicky reminded our listeners. Leaders who recognize that and create a vision everyone can embrace are the leaders we all want and need.
“When you care about the people who work for you, they return the favor by giving back,” Vicky shares.
Here are a few key points that Vicky shared:
- Leaders are most powerful when they share their vision
- Leadership is a privilege, not a right
- People can be trusted to organize themselves
- The most effective feedback focuses on the product, not the person
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