BLUF - I would like one of my directs to receive special attention for outstanding work and performance during my 2 week unscheduled absence. can I "write him up"?
Background - I am new to management and I have one direct report. At the worst possible time for our 1 year old division, I was called for Jury Duty for a 2-week trial. This put my direct in a position that no one should be in and he performed well above and beyond expectations. even though he had to work alone most of the time and do duties well beyond his role, EVERYTHING that was critical got done in the two weeks I was out.
Sidebar - Another example of the importance of the delegation and coaching model Mark and Mike have been speaking about for 7+years! A lesson I won't forget anytime soon.
Thank you Mark, Mike, & the MT community!