Category Archives: People

This is a breakdown of post pertaining to individuals that have had an impact on me over the years

First Line Manager: Understanding Vested Interest

Vested interest exists. This means an individual has a special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to their own personal advantage. Or, there are groups that seek to support or control an existing system or activity from which … Continue reading

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First Line Manager: What process in your job is not important?

“What process in your job is not important?” is the most important question to ask your employees. You must ask this question now and then. You need them to do a process, you need to know to change it or drop … Continue reading

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The First Line Manager: You Have Got to Have Passion About Our Business

A President of a major electric utility summarized his executive team meeting with the following statement. He stated, “You have got to be excited about what we do, you got to feel that. You have got to have passion for … Continue reading

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The First Line Manager: Are You Similar to a General Eisenhower or a General Patton?

In most respects a business first line manager is not comparable to an Ike or a Patton. We are not as powerful as these men. We can learn from their passion. Their passion was different. Their passion suited their role. … Continue reading

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First Line Manager: Empowering Employees

Our company President rose, his first statement, “You are empowered. I expect you to make decisions for our company.” Sounded good since this is the flavor of the month in corporate slogans: empowerment. He made no further explanation; just moved … Continue reading

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