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Stories, Hacks, & Barriers

Groundbreaking ideas and practices from Jim McGriff, Jr.
I know as a first line manager communication is the key to our success. It has always been so. In the past communication was more difficult.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 28, 2016
Do not use catch phrases... they can mislead your organization... Here is what I think about these phrases.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on June 6, 2016
One morning, my District Manager came into my office, he stated, “if someone told me about all these employee problems, I would not want to be a manager.”This was in 1986.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 1, 2016
I looked up philosophy in the dictionary. Here are a few meanings of the word that verified my thoughts:
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 25, 2016
On Face the Nation, March 28, 2016, Secretary John Kerry was asked his approach to the gaps in our knowledge of terrorism. He replied that, “Well, there's great urgency.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 12, 2016
Effective first line managers need an understanding of computer use and capabilities. As programs change, managers must invest the time to understand the new programs.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 28, 2016
As a front line supervisor, I have reconciled myself to this greatest of issues with employees; you are not treating me/us fairly. The company is not treating me/us fairly.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 14, 2016
The Chief Executive Officer of my Company said, “Our customer must be in the center of everything we do.” I am not sure the company’s first line managers are acting on this statement.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 1, 2016
Vested interest exists. This means an individual has a special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to their own personal advantage.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 16, 2016
Over-thinking is what I have done as a first line manager for my career. My main concerns were for our customer care, employee understanding, and department effectiveness.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 23, 2016
What does this mean, "get back to basics?"  Who knows how to do this? It can be difficult if we have lost the knowledge older  better way of doing business.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on January 10, 2016
 The first line manager’s responsibility is to keep a positive atmosphere in their work group. There is a saying that people do things for their reasons not yours.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on December 1, 2015
Consistency is not foolish to me. I make sure I follow the same routine daily. I think this consistency if good for my coworkers and my employees.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 29, 2015
This is a critical election in 2016. It will determine the future financial security of our country. We as citizens need many question answered by the politicians before we vote for them.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 20, 2015

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