What's this blog really about?

You may notice a variety of topics here - from business, to charity promotion, even to local news, but the primary reason this blog was created was to alert readers to the hostile atmosphere and sexual harassment at The Danville Register & Bee. The readers and creator of this blog want a FULL FRONT PAGE apology in the Danville Register & Bee, plus the disciplining of those individuals involved. Until then, we'll continue to post regular updates. To tolerate THIS kind of behavior by a major media network is intolerable. And this isn't just ONE instance. Media General has been sued nationwide for racism and sexism, yet they CONTINUE to keep the offenders employed. Why? And why am I doing this? TRUTH compels me.

Monday, August 4, 2008

What are the ten things Danville Register & Bee managers don't know?

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2008
Ten Things Great Bosses Know
There are all kinds of bosses. Some of them are great. Some of them are pathetic. I had mostly pathetic (um....all pathetic) at The Danville Register & Bee. I believe most of them attained "manager" status from being there the longest or sleeping with a co-worker...(as, statistically speaking, happens quite frequently there)...Well, Poynter.org had an article today I found fascinating. It was old news to me - and only confirmed what I told Ann Austin (clerk typist with HR title and no HR skills) and Bernard Baker (who manages by assigning everything to everybody in hopes someone will write it and who lives by the mantra - treat EVERYONE THE SAME). You are all so dark ages. Why not go HERE and read this article and get a clue. And if Steve Kaylor would realize that striding through the newsroom yelling at reporters and ignoring people except to snarl, makes him more of a jerk than a manager. Get some LIFE skills Steve. Lying, intimidation and sanctioning the abuse of women doesn't look good on a resume. But then hey - running stories about YOUR bosses' dead son did sell more papers...good for you!! Turning tragedy into income is the Media General way....

From Jill Geisler of Poynter.org:

Ten Things Great Bosses Know:


1. The most important thing bosses do is help OTHERS succeed.
This sounds simple, but bosses got promoted because of their personal achievements. Now, they have to shift the focus from themselves to the growth of those who report to them. In other words, it's not about YOU, boss. It's about the troops. If they do well, you should, too.

2. Managers cannot treat everyone the same.
Great bosses learn how to customize their approach to each person. Yes, they hold true to core values, but don't assume that they have to act in identical ways with each staffer. They manage people as the complex individuals they are. And that's a real skill.

3. IQ gets bosses only so far; EQ takes them to the next level.
I'm talking about emotional intelligence: the ability to be self-aware, self-managing, socially aware and adept at managing relationships. This means knowing how to read the emotions of others as well as our own, to know how to power up or power down in synch with a situation, to build trust through expertise, integrity and empathy.

To read the rest of the tips go HERE:

1 comment:

Gabriel said...

Becky--

Why do you seem so bitter about nearly everything?

--Gabe