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Ways and Means for Managing Up by F. William Smullen

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Pace Yourself and Your Boss

There are going to be dark days. There are going to be dog days. There are going to be days when you are not sure you will make it through the day or night.

Just when you think you are at the breaking point, look around. How are your teammates doing? Most important, how’s your boss doing? If the answer to those questions is “not well,” it’s time to reach down and pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and them as well.

I’m not sure who told me or taught me. Maybe I figured it out for myself. No matter what the source, the ritual I have grown to believe in and have been able to rely on whenever the going gets tough ...

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