Submitted by stewartsavage on
Mike and Mark,
I have been listening to your podcasts and browsing in the forums for the past few months and I feel it is time to start giving back to the Manager Tools community. So here it goes with my bio.
I am an IT manager for a school district in Northern California. It is a fantastic job with plenty of challenges each day. I support our data center and supervise the Help Desk staff of four. Needless to say, my day is quite busy.
What makes my job difficult is that I went from being a temp field technician to Department Manager in only four years. After starting as a temp, I became a permanent employee and moved up the ranks into my current position. During those four years, I was great at customer service, dedicated, and enthusiastic. Unfortuantely, I was a little light in management skills. Over time, I was able to adapt and fulfil the role as manager. However, I want to be more than an effective manager; I want to be a leader.
Until I found the Manager Tools podcast, I didn't think it was possible to achieve my goal. The Manager Tools podcast is a fantastic resource that will, over time, get me to where I want to be.
I want to thank you both for the work you do. I enjoy listening to your podcasts on my daily commute. You folks make that half hour fly by. Right now, I am in the process of listening to all of the "members only" podcasts. There is some really good stuff there. Can't wait for the DISC podcasts.
Greetings From California
Welcome aboard! Glad you're here, and that you're getting value from our work. It's folks like you that we aim to help.
More to come!