How Smart People Work

It's the magazine's tagline — and it's how Fast Company approaches business leadership and innovation. So I'm not surprised that ex-Microsofty Scott Berkun's new ChangeThis e-book piques my interest; it's entitled How to Manage Smart People.

In an 18-page PDF, Berkun, who worked as an Internet Explorer program manager, offers several tips and tactics for working well with extremely talented people. Here's the short form:

  • Make people visible
  • Ask them what they need to do amazing work
  • Respect the talents they have, that you don't

You can gain additional ideas and insights in the Talent & Careers resource center.

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