As a guy who spent several years researching and writing a book championing managers I came to really understand that the basis for everything productive begins with the manager’s relationships. Great managers understand their team members and excel at communication.
In this new BNET Video, Ed Muzio, the CEO of Group Harmonics, outlines a strategy for reading behavior in the moment. He encourages us to ask two questions: how is this person approaching their environment, and what is their primary focus? By answering these, you can determine if this person is trying to direct, inspire, stabilize or regulate—and respond appropriately. I think Ed’s advice and the 4 Square Model he shares is terrific and instantly applicable.