Style

Makes me think that ...

My management style is very outcomes based
To empower and to delegate so my team don’t feel chased
About every little detail I don’t need to know
Just the end result is what they need to show

I trust them to get on and complete the task
Without having to constantly monitor or ask
I may set the goals and the strategy too
But they own the process and decide what they will do

If my team feel engaged and in control of their day
I know they’ll give more and be willing to play
An increasing key role as challenges increase
Due to budget constraints and workloads that don’t cease

So my role is to nurture and hopefully inspire
My team to achieve all that we collectively desire
I shield them from bureaucracy and the complexity that it brings
So they can fly free, in their own way and achieve fantastic things

Volumes are written by management specialists and management gurus advising practicing managers how to do it. This verse by Sarah Hogg tells us how she goes about her philosophy and the actions that flow from it.

Sarah Hogg

2015

Narrator:

Lorraine Ansell

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