Wayne Turmel, author and weekly podcast host (www.crankymiddlemanager.com), offers these core beliefs about management and how to get more satisfaction out of your management job.
1. Like any walk of life, management can be a satisfying endeavor. You just can’t let the weasels get you down. Sometimes you need reminding of how to do it…and that there are others who feel the same way you do.
2. You can’t manage to get out of bed in the morning, let alone a team of people, without a mission. Do you know your mission?
3. There is nothing new under the sun, and the universal truths are as true now as they ever were. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of them. That’s why I love to revisit tales of ancient history — the tenets of leadership and management aren’t much different than they were for the Greeks or Egyptians. Skills are skills.