Even bad managers have nuggets of wisdom!

Even bad managers have nuggets of wisdom! Something I’ve learned in my journey and across dozens of managers I’ve worked for and with is that even in the relationships that are frosty you can find some jewels that further your process. We have good managers and bad managers; some that are willing and able to evolve and truly care about our motivations and others who don’t: they lead through fear, manage everyone the same, etc. That said, I’ve taken morsels from everyone I’ve ever worked with. From these folks, I have learned a lot about what I can look for in reports, how to make these reports actionable and translate them into strategy, how to prioritize my day, things I can do to be more effective and certainly how I do and do not want to be managed and how I do and do not want to lead. Take something of value from every experience and person you interact with; even the relationships that were difficult will teach you endurance, patience and the ability to collaborate with a wider audience. Look at things from their perspective; try to add more value for them and ensure you are doing what you can to check their metric boxes. You’ll find that as you craft your personal process and continue to evolve that you’ll take lessons from great managers and not-so-great managers alike.

About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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