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First Line Manager: Leaders must manage to lead

  Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manager all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc. Managers also must do the same.  Both are responsible for results. The … Continue reading

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First Line Manager: Over Thinking stuff

What is over thinking? I am working on a project for my college fraternity. A “Reflection Workshop” designed to help our young members recognize the culture in their chapter. What are the traits the members desire to emulate for our … Continue reading

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How do you recognize a bureaucrat when you see one?

I worked for a very bureaucratic company for thirty-six years. We, first line managers, had to learn to deal with corporate bureaucrats. I have never really stopped to try to define one. I just had to deal with them. Now, … Continue reading

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“Leaders Get Out of the Boat”

As a boy I read the story of Jesus walking on the water in Matthew 14: 22-33, I understood why Jesus could walk on water. It was a puzzle to me why Peter (Petra: the rock) got out of the … Continue reading

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The First Line Manager: Trust begins a process that leads to success.

What can trust do for a first line manager? Trust opens opportunities for you. As night auditor at the Ramada in Tuscaloosa, I thought management did not care about how I did my job. I performed night audits prior to … Continue reading

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