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February 10, 2006

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Hi Lisa,

Phil gave a nice heads up on your post here. I have had some sort of management title for nearly thirty years. My single biggest problem with those one layer above me has been the incapability of recognizing the little ways in which I have helped to create success.

One might think, "well, maybe Dave hasn't really done anything worthy and that's why he has this mindset."

For twenty of those years I worked for one individual. Throughout those years I rose to a higher level of responsibility. This individual complained about EVERY person who followed me in my previous role. I just heard yesterday that the person who took over my position in Cleve is being stoned by this guy.

The regrets that I have are not those of lost praise. They are the lack of understanding on this guy's part and the roadblocks that his deficiencies have caused me in my career.

And in all honesty I probably wouldn't call any of it regretfull. I just chalked it up as life's lessons.

BUT, for any of you out there who oversee others, please make sure you UNDERSTAND their real contributions!!!!! PLEASE!!!

Dave:

You make an excellent point. They say that $#%& rolls downhill, but great managers make sure it never rolls past them.

BUT, for any of you out there who oversee others, please make sure you UNDERSTAND their real contributions!!!!! PLEASE!!!

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