March 5, 2007
I manage people. It's my job. I wasn't trained for it, and perhaps I'm the embodiment of the Peter Principle, but I seem to be stumbling through the project fairly well. My philosophy has evolved into "exert only the amount of discipline necessary to get the job done, and be as much of a Mensch as possible the rest of the time." It's because I'm a manager who happens to be the type of person that just wants people to like him. In this job, it's more likely that you'll get yourself in deep shit by being nice to people.