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July 19, 2015

Nice vs. Mean? A Third Way

Nobody believes that mean, autocratic bosses are effective anymore. Lots of research says nice bosses drive greater success. But can’t managers be too nice to get things done, too nice to command respect?  Steve & Jim propose a middle ground, a template for managers’ relationships with their employees.


One Response to Nice vs. Mean? A Third Way

Adeel says: July 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

Amazing article, I once used to struggle with this problem. Being nice reduces employee turnover but being too nice sometimes reduces productivity:) and Leaders influence on teams as well. Smart Nice is required here 🙂 like smart trust


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