Friday, May 21, 2021

Getting out of the way

John Paul Warren (Lead Pastor of
The Church of South Florida)

For many years I've subscribed to the idea that if you hire good people - you should trust them to do their job and get out of their way.

I'm not sure that works for students to the same extent though, so I'd dispute Mr Warren on this thought. The meddler in the middle approach is one I like and one I've written about before.

But for staff? You betcha!

I really appreciate being trusted and left to do my job by my boss. In our careers, we've all probably had some experience of micro-managing control freaks in the past. I don't understand that approach.

So I'd reframe the quote as, "When employing good staff, trust them and get out of their way".

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