Hello. I'm a long time subscriber, and only recent listener to the podcasts. The list of podcasts is both exciting and daunting! As I make my way through them, I'm wondering if anyone could give me some pointers on a particular topic that I'm looking for.
I run a small company; don't own it, run it. Most of my directs are managers of teams of people. I'm looking for some podcasts dealing with how to help me identify and develop expectations that my company has for managers. I'm not talking about things like O3's necessarily (getting ready to roll that out) but things that seem like common sense to most but not all of my managers...perhaps things like:
- performance based organization principles (recognize effort, reward accomplishment);
- when to use power (have one manager who leaves everything to the team members with no judicious use of power) and when not to use power (one manager constantly refers to the team she manages as "my team"...seems power trippy
- our responsibility as managers when a direct indicates they have a desired career path (one manager basically says "ok" and doesn't take it upon herself to coach that person on how to be ready for the position when it opens);
- how the performance of our directs reflects on us as much as them (occasionally I lead projects with members of my directs' teams and usually the managers of those individuals fail to prep the directs on how to participate and assume it becomes my responsibility to manage that 'part' of the managers' directs...should it?)
- Teaching the concept of "own your data" throughout the company (to me this means that if I give my boss data that was gathered by someone else, I own it and own the correctness of it even though I didn't personally gather it).
- How I can better hold these managers accountable as leaders and managers, as opposed to individual performers.
So wow! Tons of stuff that I'm struggling with. Are there any podcasts that anyone would point me to as being particularly useful on things like this?