RE: difficulties with the boss

Subject: RE: difficulties with the boss
From: "Neumann, Eileen" <ENeuman -at- franklintempleton -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:49:48 -0500

You sound like a boss I'd love to work for...

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: difficulties with the boss

It seems to me that the second problem is really an outgrowth of the first.
I have had occaision to manage people whose areas of expertise were
different from mine and whose levels of expertise in various areas were
greater. A manager who denigrates his/her subordinates' superior
knowledge or regards suggestions as insubordination is not engaging in
"professional conduct." A "professional" manager leverages the superior
knowledge of his or her subordinates to get better results. If I only
employed people who knew less than I did about everything, nothing
would ever get any better than what I could do all by myself.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neumann, Eileen" <ENeuman -at- franklintempleton -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 1:15 PM
Subject: RE: difficulties with the boss

I think you have two problems here (at least :) )

One is the unprofessional and hurtful conduct of your manager. For that, I
think I'd go first to HR, in my (largish) organization, as a previous poster
has said.

The second is that possibly your manager doesn't have much knowledge,
experience or background in technical writing.

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