Wanted: One Good-Hearted Manager
It is said, “People leave managers, not companies.”
Management teams spend many hours crafting the perfect help wanted statements. What if we asked our employees to craft our management team’s help wanted statement?
I am sure it would read:
One good-hearted manager, who will treat me the way I want to be treated.
One ethical manager, who will do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it and, if they find they cannot, they will inform me.
One authentic manager, who walks their talk all day, every day.
One graceful manager, who will gently tell me what I need to hear.
One compassionate manager, who will not embarrass me, who will criticize in private and praise in public.
One supportive manager, who will walk beside me and listen to my ideas with an open mind.
One consistent manager, who will set expectations and manage to them.
One inclusive manager, who makes me feel like I am a valuable member of the team.
One accessible manager, who will be where I need them to be, willing to answer my questions.
One collaborative manager, who will give me the information to do the job I have been assigned to do.
One challenging leader, who will push me to venture outside of my comfort zone.
One grateful manager, who will thank me for my contribution to the team.
One loyal manager, who will keep confidential information confidential.
One punctual manager, who shows up where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there.
One committed manager, who is as committed to growing our people as they are to increasing our company’s profits.
One passionate manager, who truly believes our team makes a difference, both with the company we belong to and the customers we serve.
One transformational manager, who will educate, engage, and empower me to become the change we want to see.
One confident manager, who will be as proud of my successes as they are of their own.
One Kind-Hearted Manager. If found, I will become more than I ever thought possible. A natural by-product of that process will be that I will produce more than you ever thought possible.