Thanks to all who’ve expressed their opinions on the title of that last post.  Never let it be said that this writer doesn’t know his core audience.

Good management requires a great many skills.  A successful manager should be adept at dealing with people of all ages and backgrounds, able to motivate and build morale, demonstrate excellent team building techniques and communicate effectively with all of their key stakeholders.  If you’re the PR manager who asked me to give a favourable review to a particular video game in the middle of 2004, you should also have considered the idea that I might have meant it when I said, “buy me a foot-long steak and cheese and I’ll think about it.”

I didn’t, of course.  I was just a bit peckish.

To the above list of skills, we can now add manual dexterity.  Taking the idea that the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing, then running up to, alongside and some distance beyond its logical conclusion, here’s Kyle Busch Motorsports general manager Rick Ren discussing Kimi Raikkonen’s first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series test at Gresham Motorsports Park in Georgia:

“On one hand, I am obviously not surprised at all, with the type of experience Kimi has and his championship pedigree.  But on the other hand, I am very pleasantly surprised.”

Thank goodness we’ve cleared that up.


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