Boring And Repetitive


We’ve said many times on Manager Tools that management is not simple, but it consists of simple actions. It’s not sexy, it’s boring and repetitive.

This was brought home to me by a quote on the letters page in September’s Inc magazine. Bennet Simonton, president of Simonton Associates says “My experience has taught me that if management meets the basic needs of employees to be heard and respected, and to have competence, autonomy, and purpose they will be more capable than anyone thinks possible”.

When I shared the quote with Mark he said ‘in the land of the blind, the one eyed man or woman is king’. Not only is good management not sexy, it is boring and repetitive AND it’s what gives you the edge you want.