A new middle manager is created

My name is Chris. I am 34 and have been a supervisor for around a year.

This first post is for me to introduce myself. I have 8 direct reports, 2 peers and 1 boss in my office.

The purpose of this blog is for me to share my experiences as a relatively new people manager. So far i I’ve had only 2 people resign. The first quit because they wanted leave during our busiest time of the year and it’s a blackout time for annual leave. He quit to go camping. The second just resigned to be closer to their family, and to work 9 to 5.

The reason I call my blog A New Tyrant is because my boss and peers rule their staff with an iron fist, or they think they do. They manage using fear. I am trying a different approach. One that involves letting go of my old responsibilities, praise and communication.

I enjoy my position very much. The best job I had before this was a greens keeper at a golf course in the suburbs of Chicago.

I will no doubt have a lot to share in the coming posts.

Thanks for reading.


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