If they were not here

Posted: July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Good morning and happy Monday. If you are reading this post on Monday, the day I am posting, and if it is Monday morning stop what you are doing, close your eyes and imagine that your boss will be out for a week. What did you feel? If you are the boss, imagine that you are out for a week, what did you feel? If you are reading this on another day, imagine it is Monday morning, then imagine there will be no boss for a week.

I like to do this because without a boss there are no meetings and only work. I actually do not hate my job I kind of like it, however through multiple meetings and the enlistment of new and changing resources work has become more meetings and less work.

As a boss it is important to always keep in mind that without you this place, work will still function. If you feel that it would not then, first you are wrong and second, the reins need to be loosened and then re-tightened in different areas.

A boss who micro manages usually only manages to drive everyone insane.  The success they experience would have been experienced without the micro management, without less meetings and far less ulcers.

A shepherd, a boat captain, a coach, a mentor and teacher. Are not so much micro managers as much as guides and facilitators.

“A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.”
– H. S. M. Burns
“The first myth of management is that it exists. The second myth of management is that success equals skill.”
– Robert Heller

When you lead (and at some time in your life you will lead someone) keep in mind that what you are doing will happen with or without your leadership, and the only true difference is in how you lead and how you treat the people you lead.






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