May 19, 2009
By Miki saxon
Do you work for a company or a manger? Phil Gerbyshak manager over at Slacker did a great post on the fact that people quit managers, not companies—great because it is so true.
If you ask most people who they work for they’ll name a company, but if you ask them why they love or hate it, stay or leave they’ll usually mention a manager, the people or the culture, which is a projection of the manager and the people.
People quitting is expensive and bad for team morale, but, as Phil pointed out, they can quit and not leave, which, from a management perspective, is the worst thing that can happen.
Think about it, who do you manage? And How?
Adequate managers manage employees.
Good managers manage people.
Great managers manage persons.
Yes, persons. Individuals, because you can’t manage (or lead) everyone the same way…
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