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.