RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 155 - Originally aired 7/28/2014 9:00 AM - MANAGEMENT MAGICIANS series: "How to effectively avoid the 'Mean Manager Syndrome'!”
Our MANAGEMENT MAGICIANS™ series is dedicated to those exceptional few who step forward to serve as guides, sages and responsible parties for others in pursuit of the greater good for society and their organization! These are managers who redefine their job titles to ensure their own personal contentment as they motivate, monitor and mentor their team members each day. The “magic” that a talented manager is able to create changes their lives, the lives of their team members and ripples throughout the larger society. We salute their sacrifices and share their techniques and “secrets” to achieving sustained positive experiences for themselves, clients, customers, peers, team members, and the public at large! In this episode, our topic is, "How to effectively avoid the ‘Mean Manager Syndrome’!”
Remember, most people do not want to be managers (aka “the boss”)! “According to a new Pew survey, 43% of respondents say they wouldn’t want to be a boss or top manager manager someday.” (http://business.time.com/2014/01/13/5-reasons-you-definitely-dont-want-to-be-the-boss/) Many of the reasons relate to the “extra” tasks, responsibility, stress, etc. It is therefore reasonable and strongly recommended that you conduct an honest self-assessment to determine if you really want to accept a new opportunity (or continue to accept an existing one) to serve in a management position. Do not equate being a manager with automatically being a mean person. Yes, there are some managers that also happen to be mean. There are also some managers that happen to be six feet tall. There is no correlation between being a manager and being mean or tall. The “Mean Manager Syndrome” often is a result of a person who never should have accepted (or continue to accept) a management position as it overloads them (in terms of time, stress, skills, emotional outlay, etc.). You will not experience the syndrome if...
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