Her clothes say it all. They are professional, tailored, expensive and perfect for an executive at a large clothing retailer. So why is she wearing them at a dinosaur theme park?
Because it’s all about Claire – who she thinks she has to be. Who she wants to be. How she wants to be perceived. Which are all signs of a Bad Manager.
It should be about the guy with 20 toy dinos lining the top of his workstation and the retro Jurassic Park t-shirt – he is not just collecting a paycheck. He is in it for the Dino love.
So Claire, drop the corporate armor and the bad shoes and get yourself a Khaki shirt and some hiking boots, then ask the Dino guy the names of the dinos on his desk. You will get to know him and he may start to like you. Trust is not far behind.
Good managing is all about the people that work for you.