Dear Company Leadership, I Have Been A Good Manager…

Dear Company Leadership,

Here is my Christmas Wish List:

  • I (junior manager) would love to be challenged (more), trained (more) and mentored (more) by a senior manager.
  • Help me become an integral part of the team. Tell me that it’s not about me.
  • Collaborating with other managers is awesome. Give me a chance to do it more often.
  • Organizational values/mission, alignment, emotional competence, networking, team building, all the other stuff I need to know – teach me (again and again).
  • Allow me to make mistakes.
  • The bottom-line matters most, I understand that. Now help me re-humanize my workplace.
  • Don’t let me become a bosshole!

(I’m
tempted to say that if I don’t get what I want, I’ll quit and work
someplace cooler, but I’m trying to show some integrity here. Plus, the
economy sucks and I’m not sure if the 100 Best Companies To Work For are hiring right now…)

Sincerely,

Your greatest asset (one of them)

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Dear Company Leadership, I Have Been A Good Manager…

Daniel Sidlik
(via odesk.com) created this video for me. (It is now used
as marketing material; nevermind the advertising at the end.) Writing the script and envisioning the final animation was extremely
satisfying – it helped me get a few things off my chest. For example…

Dear Company Leadership,

Here is my Christmas Wish List:


“There is a rubber band in my waffle! I need to speak to a manager!”
“Sir, there is no manager.”
“What do you mean, ‘there is no manager’?”


  • I (junior manager) would love to be challenged (more), trained (more) and mentored (more) by a senior manager.
  • Help me become an integral part of the team. Tell me that it’s not about me.
  • Collaborating with other managers is awesome. Give me a chance to do it more often.
  • Organizational values/mission, alignment, emotional competence, networking, team building, all the other stuff I need to know – teach me (again and again).
  • Allow me to make mistakes.
  • The bottom-line matters most, I understand that. Now help me re-humanize my workplace.
  • Don’t let me become a bosshole!

(I’m tempted to say that if I don’t get what I want, I’ll quit and work someplace cooler, but I’m trying to show some integrity here. Plus, the economy sucks and I’m not sure if the 100 Best Companies To Work For are hiring right now…)

Sincerely,

Your greatest asset (one of them)

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