10 Success Strategies for Managers

Barbara Kline, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO/Founder of the Breakthru Center for entrepreneurs interviewed me on her radio show about the 10 Success Strategies for Managers.

Listen here “to the jam-packed information” in this interview about how these success strategies can transform your ability to achieve your goals.

10 Success Strategies for Managers by Dr. Lynn K. Jones

10 Success Strategies for Managers by Dr. Lynn K. Jones







The 10 Success Strategies for Managers that we discuss in the interview are:

  1. Zip Your Lips
  2. Give It Away
  3. Meet, Meet, Meet
  4. Ask, Don’t Tell
  5. Don’t  Let ‘Em Push Your Buttons
  6. Love ‘Em or They’ll Leave Ya
  7. Context is King
  8. Attitude of Gratitude
  9. Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
  10. Take a Break Today and Do More With Less

If you are interested in having me coach you or you and your team on the success strategies for managers, schedule a session on my online calendar at www.lynnkjones.com or call 1-800-509-1740.

Which of the 10 Strategies are you going to incorporate into your management practices?



P.S.   Have you checked out the Leader’s Library on www.lynnkjones.com?  My picks and the reasons why I picked them are all there with links to Amazon.  And, if you buy one of these books through the Leader’s Library, I am donating the affiliate money I earn to Better World Books.

Dr. Lynn K. Jones is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach based in Santa Barbara, California and a sought after coach and consultant for organizations and individuals across the US.   Her doctoral work completed at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University concerned organizational culture; she coaches, consults and trains organizations on what they need to do to create organizational cultures that are aligned with their vision and values using a process of Appreciative Inquiry.  She coaches individuals on achieving their reflected best selves.  An MSW@USC faculty member, Dr. Lynn K. Jones, MSW, DSW, CSWM, teaches Human Behavior and Social Environment and Leadership to social work students at the University of Southern California.


  1. Keisha Lowe on January 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Dr. Jones,

    Your radio conversation with Barbara Kline was awesome! Your top 10 success strategies for managers were so on point. I thoroughly gained great insight and strategies to use as I advance in my career. In particular, your first strategy about managers zipping their lips and taking the time to listen stood out to me. The reason is that most managers feel like it is their job to tell people what to do. However, telling staff members how to handle a situation or issue creates a crutch for staff members. As you pointed out, it hinders people from thinking, becoming empowered, and having a sense of ownership. Also, the act of telling employees what to do transforms the manager into a micromanager.

    Your other strategies about giving it away, asking and not telling, taking a break, and doing more with less also stood out to me. They are strategies that I must work on to help myself to be more effective with managing others. Also, I would love to get the wallet-sized cards that you mentioned pertaining to the fifth strategy of not letting people push your buttons.

    Again, your radio conversation with Barbara Kline was awesome! Have you thought about having a radio show? A radio show will provide the opportunity for more people to benefit your expertise and passion. You have a way of presenting complex subjects and concepts in a practical and digestible manner for any person to understand. Great work! I look forward to gaining more insight.

    • Executive Coach on January 18, 2012 at 10:21 am

      So glad you liked the radio interview and that you found information that you could apply in your career! Absolutely, I will send you some of the wallet “emotional audit” cards!

      Dr. Jones

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