TRIPLE III TIME: “He or She Ain’t the Boss of Me!”


I am guessing and hoping that everyone is giggling or even laughing out loud as they read this week’s TRIPLE III TIME message title:  “He or She Ain’t The Boss of ME!”  And as I have thought about this topic, I am believing that most…if not all of us have heard this exclamation a time or two.  Maybe it was said in jest…or maybe in an angry frustrated moment.  However, I would bet that few have taken the time to assess the personnel influences standing behind this negative proclamation?!

So this week I want to take a serious TOP 10 look at the “behind-the-scenes” personnel influences that drives the:  “He or She Ain’t The Boss of ME!” statement.

  1. Does this statement come out due to confusion on who answers to who?
  2. Are there one or two individuals that incorrectly assume they are managers or directors?
  3. Do your operations directives have oversite gaps?
  4. How current is your organizational flow chart?
  5. Is your agency/business driven by a team of micro-managers?
  6. Can innovative thoughts and actions be assumed in your place of business?
  7. Do your employees worry more about what certain people think or a quality product/service?
  8. Does organizational history of leadership overshadow what is actual today?
  9. Are job titles, earnings and/or tenure allowed to over-impact REAL Boss of Me issues?
  10. Does everyone have an opportunity to lead or follow based on assumptions or expertise?

These are all serious questions regarding the “He or She Ain’t The Boss of ME!” concern. Consider them one at a time to discover any Boss of Me issues that need to be addressed.

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on May 12, 2023, in LEADERSHIP - ALWAYS!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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