I am so proud of my daughter who has been my best student—brings real issues, listens, takes action, and reports what happens. Here is what she wrote in her blog. Please follow her at https://twitter.com/mwdejesus
Dear Fellow Managers,
We suck. Before you curse me and defend yourself, I say this out of love—and it applies to me as well. As a group (supervisors, managers) we are ineffective. For the most part we have been on the job for TEN years before we get any specific leadership training. For years we often are winging it or maintaining crappy systems that our own untrained managers created.
We can’t be afraid to learn what we don’t know OR be critical of what we are doing.
It takes a lot of courage to look at ourselves and see where we are failing. The higher up you go the harder it gets—but the results are that more powerful.
Read the rest at http://www.mwdejesus.com/2013/12/11/3-tips-for-great-management/