By Kem Butller-Oracle on Oct 25, 2011
By Kem Butler - JD Edwards Communications Director
My Boss (Denise Grills, JD Edwards Sr. Director Product Strategy) has one rule that applies to the entire JD Edwards team that contribute blog posts for Attitude@Altitude; she insists on proof reading every entry before it's posted. This is not a rule designed to squash our free expression of opinion, but she knows that we are mostly a bunch of engineer & developer types, not professional writers/communicators and that our spelling and attention to grammar rules might be a bit lax. So in an effort to ensure your reading pleasure, she edits for us. Thanks Denise!
But today, I am breaking her rule and posting without going through the edit cycle (so please be kind if you see an error!). I am breaking the rule because I want to express a spontaneous and heartfelt thank you to Denise and Lyle Ekdahl (JD Edwards Group VP and General Manager) for being good managers.
I have been reflecting on my professional career, and I have to say I have had some good managers, but I have also had some terrible managers (and I do mean awful!). It's with that perspective in mind that I thought I would take a couple of minutes to say thanks. As an employee, I work hard. I work to be productive and effective....and I enjoy being recognized and thanked for a job well done. Doesn't it just make sense then that we as employees should anticipate that our managers would appreciate the same treatment when they are doing a good job?
It starts at the top, and Lyle Ekdahl does a great job of leading our team, of being focused, calm, positive, kind and effective! Thanks Lyle. Denise thanks for you trust, your support and on-going recognition of our efforts. It makes coming to work so much more rewarding, and personally, it motivates me. Thanks again - and sorry for breaking the rule!
Is there a manager or executive in your life you should say thanks to?