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Why take the hands-off approach to management?

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 07, 2008

Why take the hands-off approach to management?

Taking someone else’s idea and increasing the quality by 5% occurs at the price of a 50% decrease in their commitment to execution.

More at the Harvard Business blog, which adds:

One of the greatest leaders I know once said, “Achievement was about me. Leadership is about them.”

I’ve never wanted to be a manager…maybe I’m just too selfish?