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The more I learn about Grace Murray Hopper, the more impressed I am.
As a naval officer, college professor, and computer scientist, “Amazing Grace” Hopper knew about telling both people and things what to do.
People can WANT to keep doing what you tell them; things don’t care. When leading people, remember to frame things so that they WANT to keep working with you.
ASK (don’t tell) people what you want them to do.
ASK for their input on best ways to do it, when appropriate.
When giving your people new assignments, ASK them what else they have scheduled for the week. If they already have 40-50 hours of work they need to do before Friday, discuss what should be prioritized, delegated, or pushed back.
More info about GMH: https://news.yale.edu/2017/02/10/grace-murray-hopper-1906-1992-legacy-innovation-and-service
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