Submitted by amberfrink on
Just found this site...not sure how I messed it! I am so impressed!
I'm excited to be here and love the podcasts- it feels like I'm getting a little one on one every day. Looking forward to adding some value to the posting boards...couldn't be more pleased :)
My apologies! Somehow I missed your post while I was in client travel misery so many weeks ago.
Glad you're here. Surely you recognize much of this work from our work together there.
Stick around - more great stuff coming. Send me a mail when you get a second.
Where was MT when I got promotion
Out here in the antipodes (Australia), I found MT by accident on the 4 June 2007.
Three years ago I was promoted to General Manager from a Technical Project Manager position, I worked my butt off trying to get the job done 'cause I knew the product line. Unfortunately, only I knew the right way to fix it and didn't delegate or use any of the knowledge that can be found here - no-one prepared for the jump/change in role and responsibility.
After 8 months in the job, I couldn't deal with the hours, stress and disruption the above caused so baled on the role. If I had known of MT or similar, I am positive that I would not have baled and no doubt would have been promoted since.
Thanks guys, love the casts, and am playing catch up....
Welcome aboard sir. Have no worries about bailing. Every great GM I know has been fired or resigned from the job once before really making a difference.
It's a privilege to serve you,
To Mike & Mark.......UNBELIEVABLE, thank you, thank you, thank you......
To Stephen, ditto on all accounts!
You're welcome! Glad you're here.
The Danger Is...
Now I know what the top shelf in managerial behavior looks like, it's a challenge to always reach that far!
Thank you Michael and Mark for your contribution to the field. You are impacting things at my office every day. I have several peers hooked on MT instead of their crackberries.
You are always a part of my morning commute. Just for the record, it is longer than twenty-two minutes so [b]I like the long podcasts the best[/b].
Cool! Sometimes it's hard to get "how to write a review" into 22 minutes.
Well, and be good at it anyway. :wink:
Mike & Mark for President : )
Mike & Mark,
Finally found a spot for my first post (under the Wow section). Sorry for the redundant "Great Job" post but you guys deserve it. Saw on another forum about a book brewing and will look forward to that.
Another very thankful listener.
My Destiny with Manager tools happened on 30th March 07, 1500 hrs IST when I did a Google search. (I dont recollect the topic search which I did). I wish I had stored it. What zapped me was the list of topics on podcast. First topic in top,caught my eye was how to write a thank you note. (March 26 that was the topic covered). [b]Some events are etched in you memory for life, MT discovery is one of them.[/b]
Then there was no looking back as they say and life changed.
Funny you say that, Karthik. I found MT because I needed a meeting agenda. As an odd turn of events - Johnny and I had a meeting to lead. We decided to use the Manager Tools format once I found it. I couldn't count the number of people I've suggested the tools to.
Last night, Johnny sent me a message. He ended up (almost a year later) being able to help someone...they needed a meeting agenda format. So he sent them to Manager Tools, and made a few other recommendataions on some things they might want to listen to.
What comes around goes around.