Rosa Say offered a great post yesterday called, the 3 Sins of Management.
Here´s how she tees it up:
"??In the coaching I do with managers, I´ve found that there are three different pitfalls that constantly rear their ugly heads. I´ve come to call them the 3 Mortal Sins of Management."
Here´s two of the three sins she shares: Tacit Approval and Lies of Omission. That´s a teaser, so go check out the post and discover the 3rd sin yourself.
I agree with Rosa that these three sins are common and damaging. Here´s a couple more sins of management I have seen a lot:
Discombobulation – the "not with it"?? manager. Not prepared, poorly planned, disorganized, and tardy. These managers don´t fully understand that they are expected to be on top of things – not digging their way out all the time.
The Negative Force – Our manager has a big impact on how we experience our jobs. Negative managers ought to be defenestrated straight away because their foul moods and demeanor infects the entire workplace.
OK – It´s Friday and I am not going to end the week with a negative post (although it is sometime fun to explore the darker side of things – the reason why most of my poems are dark).
Sweetness and light coming right up!
Thanks to all the folks that volunteered for an interview for an article I am writing about managers who love their work. I received great responses and am uplifted by hearing about so many managers having fun at work. I will let everyone know when the article is coming out.
Snap your fingers.
How much time did that take – 2 seconds?
That´s how long it can take to shake off the grumpy or foul mood. Really. Just like that. Here´s what I say to myself when I am bummed by something (quoted from my More Space Essay):
"Woe is me, pity parties, and whining is for losers! I cannot possibly turn this day around with this crappy attitude — snap out of it and grow up!"
This works for me and will want to have your own mantra for facilitating a finger snap change in mood. Does this mean I roll over and let people walk all over me? No siree. If something needs to be changed, instead of fretting about it for a long time, I fret about it for a little time, then communicate clearly and directly and move on.
Mosquitoes, alligators, thorns, loneliness, or humidity?
Peace, nature, birdsong, forward movement, or leisure?
A great day is just 2 seconds away. TGIF!