By selecting this article for today’s Tuesday Reading, I’m not suggesting that you should be out looking for a job. Rather, given the author, Steve Tobak, who has extensive experience on both sides of the hiring desk, I thought that his piece “What Hiring Managers Really Look For” was excellent advice for the hiring manager.
You may have run across the term “decision fatigue” in your recent reading. John Tierney in a lengthy NYTimes article “Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue?” writes:
I think we are all micromanagers at heart. This week’s reading is a short piece by John Baldoni, “Get Involved without Being a Micromanager: 3 Tips” which recently appeared in BNET’s leadership blog.
We all dive deeply into the details; sometimes when we are the only one with the necessary skills and expertise. But, more often it’s counterproductive and even harmful. And, too often we do so when we need to feel that we are personally making a difference.
Baldoni provides three guidelines to help us decide when to dive in: