There are few things in life that are more frustrating to employees than their managers not being serious about their roles as leaders, developers of their teams, and holders of careers. In one recent survey 70% of employees blamed their bosses for why they did not like their jobs. It’s probably not fair to blame the whole thing on one role, but it’s important for managers to not stay in a rut, but instead be growing in their personal lives, their professional lives, and helping their people grow. This blog is a journey down the path of being deliberate instead of doing the default thing.
While there is a bit of anonymity on this blog, it’s mostly because we don’t want anyone to know who is doing the sucking when their resumé leads to a Google search and the Google search leads here and the first thing the person looking at the resumé says, “We don’t need to hire sucky managers.” Folks don’t always get the humor in these sorts of things. We’re sorry.