The workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change over the last few decades. So why hasn’t management kept up? Why has the role of managers remained largely unchanged over the past 30 years?
One of the most impactful books I’ve read, It’s the Manager: Moving From Boss to Coach, aims to answer these questions. The book delves into how leaders and coaches can successfully adapt their organizations to keep up with the rapidly changing nature of work.
This renowned book is based on the largest ever global study on the future of work. It covers over 30 years of research on 60 million workers across 49 industries and 73 countries. The book answers questions like: How can our workplaces successfully adapt to manage remote employees, an increasingly diverse workforce, and the rise of AI and gig workers, all while attracting and maintaining top talent? And who is the most important person in your organization that can lead your team through all of these challenges? Hint: The answer to that one can be found in the book’s title.
It’s the Manager is written by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter. Clifton is the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, a bestselling author, and the creator of the Gallup World Poll, which is designed to give the world’s 7 billion citizens a voice in every key global issue. Dr. Harter is the Chief Scientist at Workplace for Gallup, and a bestselling author who has led more than 1,000 studies of workplace effectiveness. Clifton and Harter are experts on all things future of work, and they know how to give employees what they want most: a great job and a great life.
One of our fundamental beliefs at 1Huddle is that a job is about more than just a paycheck. A job is about dignity, self-respect, and a sense of purpose. And young workers entering the workforce today value one thing above all else: finding a job with a clear mission and purpose. They want to be coached by mission-driven managers who inspire them and help develop them both personally and professionally. It’s the Manager is a great book because it does more than just talk about how to improve our workplaces. It shows us how managers can take steps towards become great coaches and how organizations can increase employee engagement by defining their mission and purpose.
Ready to find out the keys to success in the future of work? Read on for my top highlights from It’s the Manager. It’s packed millions of studies into one book, and I’ve managed to turn it into 19 top highlights every leader needs to know.
Here they are:
These are my top highlights from It’s the Manager, which is also one of the most popular games in 1Huddle’s on-demand Game Shop.
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