HBR Hotlist (June 14, 2021): The Real Value of Middle Managers; Negative Impacts of a Higher Minimum Wage; Cultivating Trust as a Leader; and More

The Real Value of Middle Managers by Zahira Jaser

In the era of remote and hybrid work, their role as connectors is more important than ever. Here’s what they need to succeed.

ECONOMICS

Research: When a Higher Minimum Wage Leads to Lower Compensation by Qiuping Yu, Shawn Mankad, and Masha Shunko

A recent study found that one retailer slashed hours, scrambled schedules, and cut benefits after a minimum wage hike.

LEADERSHIP

Build Your Reputation as a Trustworthy Leader by Ron Carucci

Lessons from a 15-year study of more than 3,200 leaders.

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Are You Really Ready to Quit? by Dorie Clark

Some problems aren’t fixable — but some are.

MANAGING YOURSELF

My Fixation on Time Management Almost Broke Me by Abbie J. Shipp

Lessons from a management and leadership professor on true effectiveness and productivity.

CAREER PLANNING

Anxious About Hybrid Work? Ask Yourself These 4 Questions. by Morra Aarons-Mele

Your answers will help you identify what you’re really feeling — and what you really need.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGING PEOPLE

Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever. Here’s How Employers Can Help. by Constance Noonan Hadley

Five ways to help your team build quality relationships.

HIRING

You Need a Skills-Based Approach to Hiring and Developing Talent by Ryan Roslansky

Three strategies for managers.

LEADING TEAMS

How to Get Your Team to Stop Asking You Every Little Question by Maura Thomas

What are they afraid of — and why?

Posted by Marin Larkin, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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