As we are busy doing all the things that we do, our attention span is shorter, and we begin to be more reactive. We become less aware of our choices, of our actions and reactions.
We get the term “active managerial control” from the idea of a manager who has an active role in managing the work flow. We know that we can’t “turn off” the manager in this instance because he is the one who is having trouble with the “turn”. The manager is trying to get the work done in an efficient manner, but when we get interrupted (as is the case with some managers in our jobs) we become more reactive.
In the case of the main character, we tend to be more reactive on the more constructive side of things.
The problem is that when we’re reacting to a situation that’s not our own, we tend to forget we are reacting to other people. There’s a point where we forget that we are on autopilot. We don’t remember that we are in control of the situation we’re responding to. The result is that we overreact to things that aren’t even ours.
We tend to overreact to the right thing at the wrong time.We tend to get stressed when we cant control how we react. We tend to be more impulsive and aggressive than we are productive.
In our experience, we are in control of our own reactions and reactions are the only thing we have control of. And, the last thing we need is a manager who decides exactly when we go “behave” and when we don’t.
The truth is that most people really don’t know how much more control they need. That is why many people don’t exercise it. That is why there is such a big difference between the control I have over my own reactions and the control I have over the reactions of others. Of course, not all managers are this bad. I would argue that some managers are pretty good at it, but most people just need to be helped to get over the hump.
No one seems to want to talk about this completely, but just because I’m the boss doesn’t mean I want to talk about it. It’s not like I want to talk about my own personal life. That’s why I’m here, and why some of us do it.
My boss isnt the only one who has trouble managing his own reactions to a situation. We have many bosses who are not good at this, but they don’t seem to want to talk about it so I figured I’d be the best person to ask.
This is one of the most common questions I get asked, and it’s really a question that’s been around for a while. The answer is that most managers need help to manage their own reactions to their own reactions. Unfortunately, when managers don’t manage their reactions, very often their employees do it for them. It’s just a case of the managers being in the wrong place at the wrong time.