Do your best to make good things happen...


Managers generally look for people who work hard and care a lot: sounds simple, but sometimes they’re really hard to find.  Working hard is about how much effort employees put into the things they do; caring a lot is more about how engaged they are in the things they do. Managers are responsible for getting the most of both by (1) making sure they explain what and train how to be effective, and (2) always recognizing employees to motivate them to be the best. We often think employees are solely responsible for working hard and caring, which on many levels they are, but don’t be confused: if you’re a manager, you own the work environment that allows those behaviors to thrive. Some days it seems the odds of getting people to work and care are against you, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to make that happen. Remember: that’s one of your primary responsibilities today.

Arnold Palmer (1929 – 2016): American professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history