INML. week 2. management skills

Note to Self

overload was imminent.  that it is happening so soon is worrisome. sleep is good. taking notes on computer is awesome; feeling dorky about it is a necessary hurdle over which i leap with enthusiasm.

Assigned Reading

In short, reflection and inquiry allow you to question your own mental models and change them when necessary.

I’m wondering how many lessons that I take away from this course are ones which I already (or should) apply in my day-to-day life.  Is good management and great leadership as easy as being a good person and making smart choices?  I have my doubts but I’m going to remain open to this idea for now.

I define my job as having the freedom to do what seems to me to be the best interest of the company at any time.

Freedom? How about responsibility?


Comparing people to numbers and applying quantitative proofs using overly large words is not the way to get ahead.  Duly noted.

Quotes of the Day

Don’t just keep asking for what your Boss wants, propose something. – Barry

Forget about style points, think about outcomes. – Barry

Next Week: I have no idea and it’s far too late for me to get my butt off the couch and go look it up.

Rock on.


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