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Ahh! makes sense... I get that. Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2012 on How to be a Master Scheduler at Herding Cats
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I'm not familiar with the 1, 2, 5 estimating technique you mentioned... would you be able to describe that or point me in the right direction? I can't seem to find anything on Google matching that terminology.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2012 on How to be a Master Scheduler at Herding Cats
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Very, very well said. RIP, Steve.
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One of the most uncomfortable phrases I've heard in business is, "I won't ask anyone else to do what I'm not willing to do myself." While that's a reasonable statement in theory, because it indicates that you treat others fairly and don't simply pawn off your dirty work on them, it's one of the worst philosophies relative to delegation. A good manager needs to be willing to delegate the jobs that they are willing to do themselves, as well as the jobs they aren't willing to do. Hiring people who are better than you at something is the greatest responsibility of a manager. If you have an attitude that you won't ask them to do something you won't do yourself, chances are you're also micromanaging them, because you know you're capable of doing their work. Being willing to say, "I don't know how to do this, so I am delegating to you as the expert" is a humbling, and ultimately rewarding experience for those you manage--as long as the acknowledgement of their expertise is given honestly.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on New Managers: Delegate at All Things Workplace
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I'm all for saving a tree and having a permanent copy in digital form to read on my iPad, but I'm digging the idea of a physical copy of a limited edition item. I'm in for a physical copy. Now, how can I get it autographed?
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