Blue Star

Man Aging
Scott Sullivan
Without these skills, how could I manage to get the money? Without the money, how could I get these skills? I was screwed either way. Unless ... Sure enough, a fresh email gave me the answer: Reverse my mortgage. Instead of me paying the bank, the bank pays me!

Because managing is about man aging, I’ve avoided it. Living it’s bad enough.

In a hierarchy there’s The Boss (who controls the money), Employees (who do the work) and Managers (who catch flak from both ends). I’m already white-haired. No need to rush it more.

Still, when Business 21 emailed asking if I had the right style needed to lead, I decided, “Deal with it, don’t delete it.” I could learn to lead if I followed instructions in a $199 CD they were selling.

Management experts, it said, have identified six primary styles:

1) Command and Control

2) Relating

3) Democratic

4) Goal-setting

5) Hands-on

6) Coaching

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