The Invisible Spotlight By Katz And Wasserman

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The book, the invisible spotlight, written by Katz and Wasserman, provides insight into the role of a manager in an organization. Indeed, the authors dismissed the notions that in management, there could be a one-size-fit- all administration method. Indeed, the authors emphasize the need for managers to practice consistently in regard to managerial skills. Otherwise, even the most experienced manager is likely to fail in the administration of an organization if they neglect the need to practice managerial skills on a daily basis. More importantly, the authors postulate that managers are consistently under the spotlight because every person closely monitors every decision and action they take on behalf of the organizations they lead. In…show more content…
To begin with, I learned that once one assumes the position of a manager, one does not have a significant amount of time to interact with junior staff members or employees in general. To illustrate this, most managers could walk into the lobby of an organization, and only make eye contact with an employee, gesture at them, or use body language to express their opinions to the employees. Having established, this the book enabled me to relate the book’s content with my workplace experience. Indeed, the chief executive officer of our organization hardly has scripted engagement schedules with most of the employees at our workplace. As a result, we only run into him at the elevator, on the pavements within the precincts of our organization, and often at the reception as we report to our workstations. In view of this, I have learned, courtesy the analysis of Katz and Wasserman argument, which the brief moment when a manager interacts with employees is significant in the establishment of a relationship with employees of the organization that manager heads. In other words, a prudent and effective manager ought to utilize the brief, unscheduled interaction with employees to foster productive relationships (Sparrow et al. 74). Such a brief interaction could be used to demonstrate approval through nods of approval in the event the manager’s eyes meets with an effective employee, a glance of approval, and a smile could incredibly
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