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#1 LKeyteach

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

Hi Lovely People

 

I am feeling a little down at the moment and am in need of severe cheering up.  It has been a bit of a hard year and I am feeling a little "deskilled" by some of the challenges.  So a little more than cheering up I need to be reminded why I am good at this job.

 

Now I know you do not know me well but I challenge you to give me top ten characteristics of being a good manager they could be labels I can reattach to myself and build myself up  a bit.

 

Thanking You Muchly in advance.



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:59 PM

i think as a manager you need to remember to look after yourself,

remember you cant do everything yourself.

 

 

a little joke one of my little ones told me this morning to cheer yourself up. what do you call a duck with cake ?................................

 

 

 

 

 

A lucky ducky...


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

Oh dear, sorry to hear you are feeling like this, but if it's any consolation we all go through this from time to time. When I begin to doubt myself I just look at the children and it reminds me why I started doing this job 25 years ago. I think as a manager it's very easy to become bogged down with all the paperwork and general worries and issues and sometimes we lose touch with how much fun children can be. I would just remember how much the children love you and how happy you make them.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:40 PM

You need the ability to 'chase your tail at high speed' (like dogs do)

 

As a manager you are always going around in circles !


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

i think as a manager you need to remember to look after yourself,

remember you cant do everything yourself.

 

 

a little joke one of my little ones told me this morning to cheer yourself up. what do you call a duck with cake ?................................

 

 

 

 

 

A lucky ducky...

 

Oh dear, sorry to hear you are feeling like this, but if it's any consolation we all go through this from time to time. When I begin to doubt myself I just look at the children and it reminds me why I started doing this job 25 years ago. I think as a manager it's very easy to become bogged down with all the paperwork and general worries and issues and sometimes we lose touch with how much fun children can be. I would just remember how much the children love you and how happy you make them.

 

You need the ability to 'chase your tail at high speed' (like dogs do)

 

As a manager you are always going around in circles !

Thank You.

 

Think it is so true about looking after ourselves.  I am always the last to go to lunch, the one who reorganises commitments to give extra support.  I hadn't thought of these contributory factors.

 

Feeling brighter already.  Nearly a lucky ducky.

Louby I have bought a new pair of trainers these may help increase my agility and speed I guess!


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:57 PM

You are obviously dedicated and caring or you would not be worrying about the changes and the effects they are going to have on your group.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:09 PM

A good manager reflects on her own practice....you are doing that here surely....looking at identifying your skills and I am sure if some things are listed that you think don't fit you will add them to your CPD list !!!

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:56 PM

thank you ISP and Sue.

 

yes I do think I am reflective but at the moment a little to much reflecting on the gloomy stuff.

 

and yes I should add my CPD needs to my TDL.


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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:59 PM

And you are paid to jump in puddles! Who else could add that to their CV?!



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

Oh yes. I'd forgotten that pleasure.




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