233: Jim Harter, It’s the Manager
Jim Harter, author of It's the Manager
Jim Harter and Bill Ringle discuss his book Jim Harter, It's the Manager
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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview
- It's so important that organizations think beyond their own workplace; they think about setting people up for success down the road so they can know their strengths and pursue something that gives them energy.
- Leaders everywhere in the world have a tendency to name the wrong person manager and then train them on administrative things -- not how to maximize human potential.
- Change your management and leadership culture from being bosses to being coaches.
- Maximizing an individual's potential begins with knowing their strengths and building their work and careers around those strengths.
- What happens in an organization goes external very quickly, so the employment brand is really your real culture.
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Jim tells about his inspiration and how they influenced him to connect to his potential. [01:45]
Can you think of a way that understanding had affected your life? [02:39]
When people have meaning work to do they gotta pursue that could make a difference in their self-importance. [03:02]
It's so important that organizations think beyond their own workplace; they think about setting people up for success down the road...so they can know their strengths and pursue something that gives them energy. [04:33]
What are some ways that small businesses can help bring about the people from your people? [05:47]
An organization should have a clearly articulated mission & purpose [06:25]
Its about what managers do with their employees when they discuss how their work connects with their work. [09:10]
What are elements of conversations that you find really helps managers that connects everyone in the theme. [10:25]
Jim answers the question: What do you mean by the phrase "getting people done"? [16:18]
A smaller organizations is in a position where they can affect the culture more easily. [22:45]
We have to recognize that the role of manager has to be a coach. [23:43]
We have to reward individual achievers and they get highest recognition in the organization. [23:50]
My Quest for the Best Lightning Round [28:08]
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Dr. Jim Harter is the Chief Scientist for Gallup's Workplace Management and Well-being Practice. Jim is the primary researcher and author of the first large-scale, multi-organization study to investigate the relationship between work-unit employee engagement and business results, including profitability, productivity, turnover, customer engagement, safety and health. Updated periodically, this study currently covers more than 82,000 business units and includes 1.8 million employees in 230 organizations across 49 industries and in 73 countries. He is the coauthor of the No. 1 Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller, It's the Manager, released in 2019. Jim's work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and Time magazine.
Jim is also the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller 12: The Elements of Great Managing and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller "Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements." His research is also featured in the bestselling management classic First, Break All the Rules.
Jim has authored or coauthored more than 1,000 research studies on employee engagement and talent and on topics in applied psychology and well-being. His specialties include psychological measurement and estimating the economic impact of management initiatives.