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One, Two , Three – Is This Manager For Me?

The Leadership Pill book helped me answer this question. Just count to three.

One for Integrity. If your manager walks his talk. If your manager backs you up. If your managers shares his values with you and sticks to it. If your manager really mad at you when you break the rules you both agreed on. This manager is for you.

Two for partnership. If your manager pulls you up. If your manager is keen to hear bad news. If your managers mentors you. If your manager treats you not just like the others. If your manager plays to your strengths. This manager is for you.

Three for affirmation. If your manager recognizes your achievements, even smallest ones. If your manager reflects your achievements to his management. If your manager recognizes your failures offering solution how to improve. This manager is for you.

Count to three.

An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.” – Bob Nelson

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5 Comments on "One, Two , Three – Is This Manager For Me?"

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  1. bORiS says:

    You right. I exactly now suffer from lack of good management, if any. On the other hand, the biggest advantage of this situation – you start manage yourself, because you just have to.

  2. alik says:

    You manage yourself ALWAYS! With any manager. Manager should never manage you. The only reason you need manager is removing road bumps you cannot handle. You are 100% responsible for building your relationships with your manager. What have you done to have your manager “manage” you? Blame the lack of management on your self.

    Here are few resources to start with

    Fundamental Do’s and Don’ts for a Productive Relationship with Your Boss:

    Five Conversations to Have with Your Boss

    Never let your manager manage you. Manage your manager for fun and profit!

  3. edward says:

    Choose the boss?

  4. alik says:

    That is right!!
    For fun and profit!! <-- That is most important part.

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