Private Club Doctor - Q & A Column with issues of a GM & President
By Harvey M. Weiner, Managing Partner
An advice column for private club directors and managers previously published in Club Management Magazine under the pseudonym Career Doctor.
A new feature - " Success is " - quotes a club manager regarding his/her success
Success is : Working and living by oneís personal and professional goals and priorities in a manner that is consistent with self-established principles of integrity and moral values....Being accountable to God, family and employer...Hard work...Discerning right from wrong and choosing to do right .... Accountability, fairness, consistency...Giving something back.
Have someone screen your calls. Once you know whoís calling you can take a moment to gather your thoughts. An answering device allows you the luxury of returning the call when youíre better prepared but you donít want to miss an opportunity when it knocks (or calls). Try the following:
Because employees donít normally expect a president to express such an interest these new roles will be met with skepticism. Acceptance of your sincerity and trust of your motives requires consistency, board buy-in, management support and your personal long-term leadership. Also, like a parent who lovingly guides a child to adulthood, at some point you may have to free that person to grow - perhaps elsewhere. If youíre ready, engage a consultant to assist in crafting a career-management process to:
1. Help your employees define personal aspirations, career goals, title, authority, responsibility, compensation, interaction with others, retirement, etc.
3. Provide reality checks regarding individual strengths, potentials and strategies
4. Create a mentoring process
5. Encourage informational interviewing of successful people in positions to which they aspire
6. Establish a score-keeping method to ensure personal accountability
7. Design performance criteria for self-evaluation and supervisory review.
The Career Doctor (AKA www.PrivateClubDoctor.com) is senior club management recruiter Harvey Weiner, Managing Partner of Dallas based Search Americaģ, specialists in private club management recruiting since 1974. Send your confidential questions or comments to: Career Doctor in care of Search America‚, Board Consultants for Club Management Selection. 5908 Meadowcreek Drive, Dallas, TX 75248 972.233.3302
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