Everyone has that manager.
The one you’d follow from company to company.
The one that challenges you in ways you didn’t expect.
The one that teaches you things you didn’t know you needed to learn.
The manager that inspires you to become a manager.
Early in my career the manager that inspired me to become a manager – the person that made me think, “when I become a manager I want to be like him” – was Brian Grundei.
Maybe the things he imparted to me are taught in text books and management courses. Or maybe they were uniquely Brian. All I know is they made an impact on me and I pay it forward to my team today.
Brian taught me 4 things that are forever imprinted in my mind. (Note: these are not the ONLY things that make a great manager. These are the things that made Brian a particularly fantastic manager.)