"The average baboon looks up at the alpha every 30 seconds or so to see what he is doing. Humans do the same thing when we’ve been promoted, constantly looking up to make sure our boss is seeing and approving of us, which means we’re paying less attention to the people we’re now leading."

Stop worrying about pleasing your boss and start focusing on demonstrating your vision, supporting and driving teamwork, and recognizing those who make significant contributions.    

And, "make a point of listening more than talking to make clear that you value the expertise of your direct reports."


Inspired by: Harvard Business Review - New Managers Should Focus on Helping Their Teams, Not Pleasing Their Bosses, by Karen Dillon