Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People
Category: Leadership & Management
Nurture your cleverest employees. They are a source of innovation, creativity, profit and a certain amount of bother.
In this summary, you will learn
- Who the “clevers” are
- What their primary characteristics are and what matters to them
- How to work with teams of clevers
- How to lead them effectively and why you want to bother
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Why you should read Clever
Clever employees dream up intriguing new products and services, and develop revolutionary processes that catapult their organizations over their competitors. As such, they are crucial to a company’s success. However, as consultants Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones explain, leading them can be a huge challenge. Manage them too much, and they will leave and take their brilliant ideas to your competitors. Manage them too little, and they may waste precious corporate resources on impractical activities that do not contribute to your bottom line. In this thoughtful, illuminating book, Goffee and Jones describe how to lead them so they will be happy and so your company will benefit. The authors emphasize that cleverness is not everything society makes it out to be, but that, properly managed, clevers can take your organization to the heights, so you want to nurture them. getAbstract finds that this book shows you how, in the cleverest possible way.
About the Authors
Rob Goffee is based at the London Business School, where he teaches organizational behavior. Gareth Jones is a professor at the IE Business School in Madrid. Goffee and Jones also wrote Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?
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