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For thousands of years humanity has used the “Carrot and Stick” motivational methods to get things done. Lately, all we seem to be using is the stick. Have we evolved to a more efficient methodology or are we just getting lazy?
All managers need to demonstrate the correct behaviors they want their teams to follow. If you don’t think a company procedure is important, the employee won’t either. This includes dating. You cannot supervise a department when you are going out with someone in that department. Everyone in the department will talk about you behind your back and you won’t get their cooperation as graciously as you did before you started dating.
A great manager will not spend time sabotaging their authority but instead will build credible behaviors establishing and solidifying their credibility.
If you think you are the most important person in the building, think again. You are only one person. Your team outnumbers you and has more contact with more guests than any one person. You are a support person. You have the keys. They should have the authority to fix their own problems, within reason.