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Amy Bernstein, Harvard Business Review: Motivate, Don't Micromanage

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Speaking to Influence

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In this compelling episode, Amy Bernstein, esteemed editor at Harvard Business Review, delves into the nuances of leadership communication and the transformative power of relinquishing control. Drawing from her wealth of experience, Amy underscores the importance of motivating over micromanaging, advocating for a leadership style that empowers others and fosters trust in their capabilities.

Through candid reflections, Amy navigates the challenges of self-doubt and missed opportunities, urging listeners to embrace risk-taking and cultivate unwavering self-belief. She shares a poignant personal anecdote of confronting workplace bullying, emphasizing the indispensable role of integrity in leadership.

As the episode unfolds, Amy issues a powerful call to action, challenging leaders to reevaluate their approach by stepping back from micromanagement and embracing a culture of empowerment. Listeners are bound to glean invaluable insights into fostering effective leadership communication, navigating adversity with resilience, and championing integrity in the workplace.

Join us for a transformative journey as we explore the keys to empowering leadership and communicating with enduring impact.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Leadership communication involves motivating rather than micromanaging
  • Empowering others and trusting their abilities is essential for effective leadership
  • Self-doubt can hinder personal and professional growth, but taking risks and believing in oneself is crucial
  • Standing up against workplace bullying demonstrates integrity and sets a positive example
  • Stepping back from micromanaging and empowering teams can lead to better outcomes

About Amy:

Amy Bernstein is the Editor of Harvard Business Review, where she oversees the magazine and its team of editors. She’s also the Vice President and Executive Editorial Director for Harvard Business Publishing, responsible for the editorial strategy and content development of the learning and educator assets for HBP’s Corporate Learning and Higher Education businesses.

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