Sol’s Wisdom for Leaders
Have you ever worked for someone you didn’t trust?
During my career, one such experience rings out in my memory.
Following my rookie year in a new job in a new industry, the manager who hired and trained me was promoted, leaving me to work with a different manager.
The new manager introduced himself to me via phone and never came to work with me on the job.
Following my third month under the new manager, I received a letter that stated that I was not performing to standard.
I was at a loss since he never worked with me nor set goals with me.
As an athlete, I understood both goals and standards since I was measured by them every day.
I immediately distrusted anything and everything this manager had to say about my performance, so I responded in writing, with copies to those leaders he copied on his letter.
As a result of the two letters, what began as a witch hunt on the manager’s part, became a review of both his and my work, leaving him in an awkward position.
From this experience, I learned that good leaders…
->are forthright with the people they lead,
->are focused on building trust through both words and actions,
->judge others by their actions, not personal feelings, and
->build others up to help them be better.
Sol says… “Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands.” ~ Proverbs 7:1
Make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.