Saturday, June 14, 2008

Conversation with a Troll

She makes a point of meeting weekly with each of her direct reports.

Oh, one of those micromanagers! I know the type.

No, she's doesn't meddle but is genuinely interested in finding out about their operations.

She must not trust them.

She trusts them, but she wants them to know if there is any way she can make their jobs easier.

Are you ever naive. She's just trying to get dirt on them.

Not so. She's a big believer in servant leadership.

That's a scam. None of those management types care about their employees.

Don't be ridiculous. I've known many managers who've stood up for their team members.

Right. Only because it was in their best interest to do so.

So if they don't stand up, they're uncaring and if they do so, they're manipulative?

That's about right.

Would you do that if you were in management?

Sure. Only a sucker would fail to look out for #1. You don't know these characters like I do.

Perhaps not, but I've just learned quite a bit about you.

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