What a novel idea.
Blogs are filled with advice from former managers and consultants (I plead guilty to both counts), so it's refreshing to hear from a manager who is slugging it out in the trenches every day.
Enter Frode Heiman at Proper Pants. Frode is in the midst of a series titled 12 Steps to Becoming a Great Employee. The title says it all.
At Frode's invitation I authored an article for Step 9: Involve Yourself.
As I look back over the series, it occurred to me that this is the kind of direction that young people could use in their senior year at university or as part of a a corporate orientation program.
And, they would no doubt do well to land a job with a manager who looks at his role the way Frode does.