Be Liked by Everyone you Manage and Fail

Who doesn’t want to be liked? I think we all do. When I first became a manager that was my primary goals.

Why?

I thought that if I was liked, then people would respect me, do what I ask and would not give me any trouble at all.

So I tried to make everyone happy. I gave them any requested day off, any vacation time, never wrote anyone up, didn’t reprimand late-comers…

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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2