My goal at Manage Better Now is fairly simple; I want to change the world by making everyone a better manager. We are all managers. At the very least we manage ourselves. We also manage the relationships and interactions that we have with other people every day. I have tried to make the content here simple and easy to use so that you can start to Manage Better Now.
I believe that each one of us has the capacity to be a great manger, but I do not believe that anyone is born a great manager. It is a skill that has to be cultivated. To speed that process up for you, I am going to share some of the many things I have learned over the last twenty years as a manager. I have devoted my adult life to the study of management. I have read a lot of books and articles, and tried a wide variety of techniques. Some have worked well, and some not so well. It is my plan to share it all with you and I hope to learn a thing or two from you along the way.
You will note that my name does not appear anywhere on this website. I prefer to remain anonymous for the time being. I have a high profile job in a large corporation and I plan on using some of my experiences there on this site. To protect the innocent, I will leave my name out of it for now. If you would like to make contact with me, please use the reply form below and I will be sure to get back to you.
I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as an undergraduate degree in Political Science. I actually completed most of the coursework for my Doctorate in Management before I took a job in another state. I never really considered completing it once I moved. I was an Army officer and I have held management positions in public corporations, privately held companies, and non-profits. For about two years I ran a training business. I provided training to hundreds of managers on topics such as time management, team building and skills for new managers. I abandoned the training business once I realized that running it had very little to do with providing quality training and everything to do with sales and marketing. I like training people and making them better managers. I don’t like sales and marketing. That’s how I ended up back in Corporate America.
I am not an expert on anything. I have studied the art of management for over twenty years, but that by no means makes me an expert. I am just a guy that has made a lot of mistakes that I am happy to share with all of you. That way we can hopefully collectively learn from my experiences. I hope that it doesn’t stop there. I want to learn from your experiences as well. Please share your comments so that we may all benefit from your experience as well.
Here are a couple of my favorite posts so far: