So. … This is my list. It has no introduction, on account of I can’t think of one. Suffice it to say, if you’re a manager, and you want to motivate your team members or build trust, don’t do these things:

1. Yell a lot.

2. Don’t apologize.

3. Yell some more.

4. Look confused when confronted about your mood and why you’ve been yelling.

5. Tell the person that confronted you about your mood and why you’ve been yelling that they obviously don’t know what their effect is on others.

6. Yell at your team members about stuff they do outside of work, that has no bearing on work, and when they don’t bring it in to work.

7. Look surprised when they tell you it’s none of your business what they do outside of work. They’re your employees, right??

8. When you do get an inkling you might have gone a teensy bit overboard, apologize and act contrite to everyone EXCEPT the team members you yelled at.

9. Yell some more.

10. Blame your yelling on your own stress and tell people that if they find your yelling stressful, they should consider themselves lucky that’s all the stress they have in their lives.

11. Don’t apologize.

12. Yell about how you’re the boss, because obviously your employees have failed to realize that you are the boss.

13. Pass off 1-12 as “clearing the air.”

There are many good management books out there. Some are even in English. They’re available for free, even, at libraries. Public ones. That are nearby. Even walking distance of some places.

Isn’t society advanced?

15 thoughts on “Thirteen Management Tips

  1. Some of those supposedly in this society aren’t very advanced, obviously. I’m so sorry you had to face this! Hugs and many blessings to you, dear.

  2. Lots of yelling….I must say wow….

  3. *shakes head* You’re making me very grateful for my boss.
    What a douche this person is!

  4. Mary Quast says:

    Add some grunts and growles and you have a caveman.

  5. Alice Audrey says:

    Sounds like you’re dealing with a lousy boss.

  6. Wow… I worked for him/her many times. I quit on the spot once or twice, too.

    Then again, one time, he fired me and then had to rehire me before I got out the door (literally – no exaggeration) because someone else quit.

    Good times…Good times…

  7. Yep, sounds like some of the people I’ve worked for in the past too. Ugh. Sending a ton of *HUGS* your way. I hope you have a fantastic new year!

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  8. Maddy Barone says:

    Well, sounds like someone’s teamleader needs a swift kick in the ass!

    Hope it gets better for you. Go knit or weave. It’ll keep you fingers too busy to strangle someone in dire need of it.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Bratty says:

    Oooh ick. I hate bad managers. I think they should all have to pass a personality test before they get promoted. I know of too many companies where simply being a warm body for long enough will get you promoted, and they are always the worst managers to work for!

  10. Bratty says:

    It might be good to follow this post up with Mr. Flibble’s top ten management tips!

  11. I don’t think I’d put up with any of the above. I have before, but not at this stage in my life.
    I hope things get better in 2011
    Happy New Year!

  12. No. 10 kills me the most. It’s amazing how people can be so unprofessional. Best of luck to you, my friend.

  13. Mirella says:

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  14. Mirella says:

    Wow… seems my boss is kind of different to this, but if I’d be the boss I would Yell a LOT! LOL.

    Warm regards,

    Mirella Stubbs
    Search Engine Optimisationweb development company

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