Tag Archives: communication

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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First Line Manager: Are You a Jerk?

I believe some of the employees I have managed thought I was a jerk. Maybe I was the right kind of jerk suggested in this article I read. Jerry Useem in a June 2015 Atlantic article, “Why it pays to … Continue reading

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First Line Manager: The Key to Greatness Is Enabling Not Delegating.

I keep trying to get a university to realize first line management is different from upper management, to no avail. Lately, I spoke to a fraternity brother of mine, an associate dean of a management school. John told me they … Continue reading

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First Line Manager: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate, the Issue Is Who and How

A large company’s president is making a summary closing for his top executives. He has several items to focus on during the year. He gets to one goal; communicate, communicate, communicate. When he starts discussing the goal, his executive vice … Continue reading

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