Summary of Mike Mankins – Time, Talent, Energy

Mike Mankins – Time, Talent, Energy summary

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With financial capital in abundance, managers are now facing scarcities in human capital instead. In this episode of The Bregman Leadership Podcast, thought leader Peter Bregman talks with Michael C. Mankins, a partner in Bain & Company’s San Francisco office, about organizational drag, inspirational leadership, and other aspects of building a high-performing organization when “time, talent and energy” are in short supply.

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The Bregman Leadership Podcast offers conversations on how to become more powerful, courageous leaders. In this episode, Peter Bregman – author and thought leader in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, productivity and emotional courage – interviews Michael C. Mankins, a partner in Bain & Company’s San Francisco office and the author of Time, Talent, Energy: Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power.


Organizations are facing scarcity in “time, talent and energy.”

With capital in abundance, leaders instead have to set their organizations apart by stewarding their human capital. Companies that manage their human capital well enjoy 40% higher productivity than their lower-performing counterparts.

To gain more time, reduce organizational drag.

Meetings, communications and red tape take time but don’t produce positive results. Reduce the complexity of decision-making processes, and fight the mind-set of collaborating for...

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