Thursday, October 01, 2009

Lessons from Kathryn:
Example isn't everything, it's the only thing...


 Good managers set the example in doing what it takes to get the job done. Kathryn agreed to meet with me this past Tuesday seven hours earlier than she normally does because I needed to go to Gulf Coast for the Campmeeting. It was already a humongous favor for me to ask her to do that, but on top of this, an unfortunate happening had her up at 4:30 am that morning. This left her feeling totally drained and exhausted, so much that it was difficult for her to even concentrate on some things in our meeting. Still, NOTHING, nothing kept her from keeping her commitment to meet with me. The fact that we were slammed with a new layoff from a company in Texas on Monday and Tuesday which put her work into overdrive didn’t stop it either. The schedule got insane those two days, but she did what she had to do to keep it all going.

There are some people who get to a management level and they look at it that life has given them a huge blessing in that they can now relax, sit back and bark orders while everyone runs and does their bidding. And then there are managers who continue to be movers and shakers no matter what role life finds them in. They are people who are on the move, getting the job done, and continually setting standard in work ethic. Kathryn is one such person. She’s a pleasure to work for because among many other reasons she doesn’t expect anything out of you that she’s not willing to do herself.


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