What Would You Expect?

I had a discussion with a friend (at a different company) who lamented how his boss didn’t do ______ for him. He was, of course, annoyed. Why wouldn’t the boss treat him that way and share that relevant information with him?

The question was raised, “well, how are you treating your directs?” The question was authentic, without edge or ill-intent. But my friend winced. He had been consumed with his relationship with his boss, that he hadn’t considered how he had been treating his directs. The treatment was the same.

Whatever you want from your boss is what your directs want from you.

(Horseman’s law of managerial reciprocity — see Manager Tools podcast for more)

Published by Jeff Beaumont

I love helping companies scale and grow their organizations to delight customers and employees, enabling healthy teams, fast growth, and fewer headaches. Scaling quickly is wrought with potholes and plot twists. When you’re running a company, losing customers, and employees are on their way out, and don’t have your systems running smoothly, then you’ll be at your wits' end. I've been there and hate it.

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