Friday articles: Hedge Fund Manager & When to fire

Business Acumen, Geek 5, Leadership, Managing people

For this Friday, I’m going to link you to two interesting articles at the New York Times.  BTW – the NYT is a great resource for improving your business acumen which is one of the Geek 5 risks.

The first article is a Corner Office interview called “An Office? She’ll Pass on That”by Adam Bryant about hedge fund manager Meridee A. Moore.  She has some interesting things to say about her management style (she micro-manages) and some of the coaching she has received about her style.  She also talks about using 360 feedback and an executive coach to make sure she stays on track as a leader.

The second article, in the small business blog: You’re the Boss, is titled  “The Secret to Having Happy Employees”by Jay Goltz.  I like his straight-forward take on happiness in the workplace.  He describes two things to do to keep workers happy.  One thing is the obvious answer – treat them well.  The second thing is less obvious – fire people when you need to.  Read the article to learn more.

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