Feedback on 3/25/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!”

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2 Responses to “Feedback on 3/25/14 Issue of “Work Is Not for Sissies!””

  1. Linda B. Says:

    I do not have a problem with a potential employer looking at any social media sites or pages that I have. I will, however, draw the line in the sand at providing my password. They do not have a right to ask me for any password at all. I will happily log in to any social media site in front of them so they can see it real time, as I have nothing to hide, but it is irresponsible to ask for, or to give out passwords to anyone. There has to be a better way to handle this.

  2. Paul Redhead Says:

    Glenn, thanks for this article. This applies in the military, too. I was assigned to command units in which I had not worked in their respective missions. However, understanding the principals of leadership and management and that I was in a continual learning mode I was able to successfully command units and successfully execute the mission. One of the first things I did was to avoid “peeing on the fire hydrant” to establish my position. Everyone in the unit knew the position I held as their commander. Therefore, for the first few weeks I engaged in what is called Leadership By Walking around (LBWA), and not just between 8 – 5 PM. With 24/7 shifts, I observed all shift times and established lines of communication with the shift leaders and operators. This established credibility and respect on both sides. Respect must be earned and not commanded.
    Paul Redhead

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