At Widgets and Co. we spend a whole lot of time talking about the role of a supervisor and how micro managing is bad. The worst thing a boss can do is look over someone’s shoulder while telling them how to do their job. Scratch that, maybe it’s not the worst thing to do. Touching your people inappropriately, and threatening not to promote them unless they touch your wiener (with the back of their throat), are way worse. Still, micro managing is pretty bad.
Part of what I do in my job is try to figure out how help people be stronger managers. Which is somewhat ironic since I myself have never been one, but whatevs. There’s a lot of blah blah blah on how to inspire others, and that by inspiring other people they’ll want to follow you (thereby maybe wanting your wiener to touch the back of their throat).
Recently, my ex-boss (the hot one) turned 38. I sent hi a text message telling him he was still doable (or at least wishing him a happy birthday). His response was nothing but pure inspiration. Take a look…
Yes! You are the first to wish me a happy b-day. Even though it’s at an ungodly early time, I am up and ready to party. As an older man, please allow me to share some wisdom: if it’s yellow let it mellow, if it’s brown flush it down.
His wisdom has touched me in so many ways…but not in the back of my throat.