“Cindy was the worst manager I ever had.” - Mark
Not the most ringing endorsement regarding my performance as a brand new manager! It’s also not at all what I thought any member of my team would ever say about me.Though Mark and I laugh about it now, I was very defensive at first. I then came to realize how right he was and what I should have done to make sure he never uttered those words.
I truly did have my head in the sand. To avoid earning the dubious award for “Worst Boss Ever,” follow these Five Golden New Manager Rules: