Re: Managing Skills -Reply

Subject: Re: Managing Skills -Reply
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 12:11:12 -0700

At 08:12 AM 6/18/97 -0700, Bill Sullivan wrote:

>As a long term project, if you can handle baseball, I would recommend
>that you try to follow the work of managers of the year such as Bruce
>Bochy of the San Diego Padres or (and I am sorry I don't remember his
>name) the manager of the Texas Rangers. A baseball manager works under
>pressure that is generally no less than the pressure we know in a tech
>writing environment. A baseball manager works with stars, some of them
>making millions of dollars, some of them prima donnas, some of them
>producing, some of them slumping. I think the manager of a technical
>writing team could learn a lot from the way the recognized good
>managers deal with their people. In case you haven't looked recently,
>team management has come a long way since the days of Casey Stengel.
For better or worse?

If I were to advocate using sports team managers or coaches as role models,
I would recommend Joe Paterno (English teacher), John Wooden (ditto), or
Vince Lombardi (Latin teacher).

Wayne Douglass phone: 408-542-2139
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