Seeking Wisdom
Seeking Wisdom
Nov 19, 2018
#137: The Most Important Management Book Of All-Time
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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. Before you go leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review and share the pod with your friends! Be sure to check out more insights on the Drift blog at and find us on Twitter @davegerhardt, @dcancel and @seekingwisdomio. 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 for you. 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
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