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back from the Igede clan in Benue State and I am now with my friends from
Degema, Rivers State, saying "hello"
to everyone. May we always encounter favour as we anticipate a new month.
is a certain man who was hired as a manager; he had great ideas and was willing
to share it with the founder of his company. The founder does whatever he wants
at every point in time. Out of frustration, the young man started executing his
ideas without permission and this got him into trouble with the founder who
felt slighted by the actions of the man. Let's think together as we discussed,
Manager vs Founder.
manager is the person that was hired to take charge of certain aspects of the
business. As a PR person; the Manager in charge of Client Services is different
from the Manager in charge of Media Relations. There are boundaries that must
not be passed; as a matter of fact, you will not be measured based on the job
description of others. Many times, there are processes and procedures that must
be followed by employees in an organisation.
Founder is the person who takes responsibility for the successes and the
failures of his organization. He is the master strategist; he loses his sleep
over how to move the business to the next level. He loses his temper when he loses
a client, his blood pressure increases towards the end of the month as regards
the payment of wages. The founder must be ahead of all departmental heads and
lastly ensure that he is fair to everyone.
the crux of this discussion, you cannot dictate to the founder. The processes
in place either crude or sophisticated must be adhered to; like my boss usually
reiterate, "if the kitchen is too hot, get out!" You have to get out
if you think the founder is wrong. You are not in a position to dictate.
However, founders must also know that two "good" heads are better
than one. Giving your manager the open hand to operate within their
jurisdiction without impeding results will improve your modus operandi.
will learn to be an efficient manager and ultimately a listening founder
because every suggestion would be thoroughly evaluated to move my firm forward.
Of a truth, there is no monopoly of knowledge and there is no right and wrong
answers when it comes to creative endeavours.
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