Guess what? I got promoted! Go me! Thank you, thank you. I’m excited about the new challenges and possibilities. Really. I am.
One of those new challenges? It’s–da da DUM—managing people! I really want to excel as a manager. I’ve been a non-manager of people for awhile. I’ve had good bosses, mediocre bosses, bad bosses—even no bosses! I know what it’s like to have a suck boss, and I really don’t want to be a suck boss.
What I’ve learned in my years in the working world (in my limited experience only—don’t know if this happens everywhere) is that people who are good at their job get promoted. Sometimes to management positions, which can be bad. Because even though someone may be outstanding at his job, it doesn’t always mean he should manage people.
So here’s where I’m going with all this. If you could say anything to YOUR boss what would it be? Maybe it’s something she doesn’t do that you really wish she did or maybe something he does do that you really wish he didn’t. It might be to simply always pop a breath mint before having a private conversation in close corners. Here’s your chance to give your boss a piece of your mind, and hopefully I can learn from it.
Go forth—be brutally honest. In the comments.