Management Tip of the Day: For Management, Keep It Simple

Fri Aug 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
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BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and (http:\\ Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"Every generation of leaders thinks it's facing a new set of challenges that require drastically new models of leadership. Certainly today's leaders work in a very different environment, but being an effective manager is not about mastering mysterious and complicated methods. It's about keeping it simple and following old, proven, and even obvious ideas. What made a good leader in the past is still what makes one today: being competent, caring, and benevolent. Before you discard this old model in exchange for the latest reinvention of management, take a close look at the method. Often times it's the same message in a new package."

- Today's Management Tip was adapted from "What Every New Generation of Bosses Has to Learn" by Robert I. Sutton.