In Chapter 19 of 21 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, education software company executive Leslie Kerner answers "How Are You Learning to Better Manage and Motivate Teams?" Kerner shares the importance of better structuring goals so that each team member clearly understands how he or she can contribute to achieving them. She finds this hugely helpful motivating teams. Kerner notes making it a priority to get to know team members in and out of work helps her manage better by understanding the best way to encourage and support them.
Leslie Kerner is Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Professional Services group at Amplify, a software and services company innovating K-12 education. She is responsible for building and managing training, professional development and consulting services for schools. Previously, Kerner worked as a management consultant at Deloitte & Touche. Kerner earned an MBA from the Duke University and a BA from Northwestern University.