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​Living in the Shadow of Fear

Articles Mike Jacka, CIA, CPA, CPCU, CLU Aug 17, 2021

To give your sheep or cow a large spacious meadow is the way to control him.
— Shunryu Suzuki

For this one, let's talk to the supervisors and managers in the crowd. (And to the future supervisors and managers. And to people who used to be supervisors and managers. And to people occupying even higher positions. You know what? Let's talk to everyone.)

Here is what I believe to be a basic truism for supervision, management, etc. Success for the individual and for the department comes from allowing people the freedom to do their jobs, including the freedom to do their jobs the ways they find work best. That is why the above quote from Suzuki resonates with me. I believe success comes from giving people a very large meadow.

Mike Jacka, CIA, CPA, CPCU, CLU

Co-founder and Chief Creative Pilot, Flying Pig Audit, Consulting, and Training Services (FPACTS), based in Phoenix.