The point of this blog is to share management experiences both good and bad so that we could all learn how to become better people and better bosses. Posts about technology and how it relates to our professional and personal lives are also welcome.
Speaking of management - have you ever had too many bosses?
Cavemen managed hunting and cavewomen managed food distribution and winter conservation. Or maybe their roles were reversed. I don't know, I wasn't there. The point is management is a skill we all have and use to some degree in everyday life. What is planning our weekly grocery shopping list, negotiating household duties, and coordinating parties if not management...?
Does it mean that we are all managers at heart?
Yes and maybe and no.
Yes, because we all have some innate level of skill and life experience at management.
Maybe, because some professional management skills still have to be learned and mastered.
No, because some people are just not meant to be managers. I'm sure you've met your share of those.
So, why did I start this blog?
Because I really connected with Peter Gibbon's experience reporting to so many bosses (for a time I had worked under nine managers). In my professional IT experience, including 10 years in management, I've had dozens of bosses. Most were very good leaders and helped me grow, but I learned from the bad ones too on what to avoid.
My goal is to raise awareness of how we can follow successful leaders and avoid common management mistakes. I also believe that technology plays an ever increasing role in our lives and we should be aware of its potential benefits and perils to our productivity and well-being.
Let's get started!