Peter Melby: Are You a Boss or a Babysitter?

Peter Melby is the CEO of Greystone Technology, a globally recognized MSP. He has lead record-breaking growth by reshaping how a technology-first industry engages people. Greystone has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies six times and is a perennial winner of top workplace and industry innovation awards.

His topic is: Why Leaders End Up Feeling Like Babysitters. The bottom line, he says, is that bosses become babysitters when they don’t trust their employees to do the right thing.

The basic disconnect is that many people believe that giving employees autonomy means you can’t direct their behavior.

At Boss or Babysitter, they encourage everyone to have a “purpose statement” for every job description in the company.

Best line in the interview: “Culture success comes from the top down; culture failure comes from the bottom up.”

This podcast is chock full of great advice on creating communication channels with employees, feedback loops, and helping everyone to be headed in the same direction.

Links:

MSP = www.greystonetech.com
Babysitter Site = www.bossorbabysitter.com
LinkedIn = www.linkedin.com/in/petermelby
Twitter = www.twitter.com/petermelby