On this episode of Seeking Wisdom, DC and DG discuss former Intel CEO Andy Grove and his book High Output Management – which just might be one of the most important management books of all-time. Plus DC shares one secret tell that will show you who your next great manager might be.
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In this episode:
0:47 - Introduction of the book covered in this episode, High Output Management by Andy Grove.
1:07 - How Andy Grove has made an impact
2:28 - Why it’s important to pair your learning with a moment in time
3:05 - Main lesson of the High Output Management: be conscious of how everything you do reflects on the people who work
3:30 - Additional lesson: everything you do/don’t do counts and says something about you to your team.
4:17 - Be able to model good management and leadership for your team, as perception is reality
5:01 - “The streets are watching” - your team looks to you for cues on how they should act.
5:30 - Additional lesson: A manager’s output equals the output of his organization plus the output of the neighboring
organization under his influence
6:27 - The secret to getting promoted is to go beyond doing 100% of your job
7:05 - DC and DG’s bonus tip on how to spot a natural born leader and your next great manager
8:15 - Additional lesson: saying yes means saying no to something else
9:30 - Be straightforward and leave the interview gimmicks alone so as not to leave the wrong impression
10:44 - Hiring is luck, so the interview process needs to be scientific
11:53 - Management should adjust based on talent and knowledge and the Task Level Maturity approach
Books mentioned in this episode:
High Output Management by Andy Grove