Re: Drafts and the larger leadership picture.

Subject: Re: Drafts and the larger leadership picture.
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2002 13:02:48 -0600

Steven wrote:

>The managers are already supposed to know how to do their jobs,
>part of which entails both being flexible, and giving
>their subordinates breathing room in which to work.

Does it sound like the manager whose actions spawned this thread fits into
this category?

Welcome to planet Earth, which unfortunately is populated by a large
number of pointy-headed idiots. But sometimes these bosses are not
actually stupid, they're just unprepared and unequipped to manage tech
writers. I've seen doc teams handed off to different departments without
warning, putting a person who didn't even know the company HAD a doc team
suddenly in charge of their efforts. Scary but true. So yes, it's possible
you might need to educate your boss. I know I've had to.

Maybe you've been lucky, but your expectations of what can be expected
from the average manager far exceed my own. And I don't assume the Hackos
book can solve all my team's problems, either. <g>

There's the way things are, and there's the way we WISH things were.

Keith Cronin
jaded, grumpy, and - I've just learned - apparently indistiguishable from
30, 40, 50, and 60-year-olds.
Oh well, at least I never get carded anymore. Saves time at the liquor

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