Not sure if this is a good thing or not, but the small brain for some reason is absolutely buzzing with ideas! So, for those of you that like a quiet life I’m probably not the one to be around right now.
However, certain things have come to light that need addressing – mainly my inability to explain things fully and delegate properly. I have the most amazing people around me in the form of the Hippo-ettes and in no way doubting their abilities. I am doubting mine. My ability to actually take a random idea and add the detail, to be able to explain it in a linear way so that others know the start and end point and my ability to effectively delegate so that others can help when they offer - which they do, frequently.
I have worked with amazing managers in the past and equally some very ineffectual ones and know that I am probably one of the ineffectual kind. I have just landed us a huge project to work on and the Hippo-ettes have all pledged their support , which will be fantastic so this has given me the kick up the bum that was badly needed to move from ineffective to effective manager. I can manage projects where I don’t have to explain the detail – but that’s usually because I don’t really worry about the detail till I have to! So I have been a good Hippo and really tried hard to start thinking about the details already – but got bored and ended up writing this instead, says it all really!!! So, with that in mind I am going to utilise the skill set that surrounds me – there is one Hippo-ette who is particularly good at giggling at my lack of detail while gently nudging me without shouting either – and she is already earmarked for area manager because she is good at it!!
However, we all know what will happen – I will chunter the outline while getting distracted, the others will giggle pleasantly while shaking their heads at me and gently fill in the detail in the most helpful way possible! And we will all have a lovely time, well they might be chuntering about me while going flip she forgot that again grrr. So my advance apologies to the ever supportive Hippo-ettes who probably now spend their lives playing fill in the blanks to the cunning plans J