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The Five Hats of Effective People Management

15th November 2013 Posted in Blog, Management 0 Comments


Managers are known to have to wear many hats in the course of their duties. For those with more than one subordinate, just keeping everyone on the team motivated can be a challenge. Why? Because we all have different personalities, so different things motivate us.

This timeless article by Jeffrey Young may seem like common sense, but it provides an invaluable methodology to decide which management “hat” works best for each situation:

  • The Hands On Hat
  • The Hands Off, Independent’s Hat
  • The Scout Leader Hat
  • The Patron Hat
  • The Air Traffic Controller Hat

Intrigued? Read: Wearer of Many Hats: One Management Style Does Not Fit All by Jeffrey Young

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Making the Transition from Technical Writer to Manager
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