On management styles

I personally refrain from blogging about my work – in the same way I would’nt blog about my girlfriend (even if I had one) – but something really hit me at work today, something worth sharing.

I’m a keen observer of the process to which things get done in my office. And when I reflect on my days at work, many questions would poke at me, such as…

When is it more involved, exciting, and effecient?
What communication styles are used?
What tools help get best results?
When to focus on what?

Above all, I’m trying to develop my own management style.

And it is interesting when Mike and Vishen (the co-founders, and my bosses) cannot be any more different. They work in a yin yang, constructive conflict/harmony fashion which is fun to watch.

mike n vishen
So I discussed my observations in my 1 on 1 session with Mike, over lunch, and he was quick to focus my wandering mind on

1. Be authentic, above all
2. Be extra-extra sensitive to people

That really put a stake in the ground for me, as far as contemplating on management styles go.

Do you have anything to share with me? Something you learnt from a great boss, or mentor perhaps?

One comment on “On management styles

  1. Adam April 23, 2006 1:46 pm

    “Never do onto others, what you do not want others to do onto you” the same with “treat others, like how you wish to be treated”

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