5 BDSM Based Tips for Management.

By LaRasa

Sorry this one is a few days late: V-day, anniversary and slowly coming down with a cold have had me busy this weekend.

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On the other hand, I now know that I highly recommend the Deadpool movie.

When I finally settled on a topic, I came up with this: advice the kink scene can offer to vanilla people, specifically in management. I thought through some power exchange relationships, changed ‘Dom’ to ‘Boss’ and the rest just kind of flowed…

1) You will fuck up

Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a fact of life. Supervisors, managers, CEOs, everyone. Mistakes are fine, accept this and move on.

The problem arises from not learning from your mistakes. Use mistakes as opportunities to grow and develop as a person. Talk to the people you work with about any mistakes they have noticed, figure out what went wrong, and use that knowledge to avoid doing it again in the future.

If you act like you are perfect and flawless, then you’re going to piss off your employees. None of us are perfect; all anyone can do is learn from their mistakes and improve their skills.

2) Punishment does not make you a leader.

Any idiot can lose their shit at an employee and start to take their pissy mood out on them. Simply because you have become adept at kicking ass does not mean you are a good leader.

You may still be the boss, but being a boss and being a team leader are very different terms.

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You see, being a leader entails much more than getting results. Do not confuse your work role with who you are in general.

3) Ask Questions

Ask as many questions of people as you can. For every jackass who thinks that they are too good to help new people there are ten who are eager to help.

You can learn something new from almost everyone you come across, whether it is new things to try or ‘What not to do’.

The more questions you ask, the more you will learn. Don’t just limit yourself to other managers or boss type people; employees and freelancers can often hold a wealth of knowledge and experience which is just as valid as management views.

4) Be realistic with yourself.

If you have some fancy title and you have been working the industry for only a few months, prepare to have people laughing at you. My first management job was within 6 months of working in hospitality and people were not happy that I had ‘skipped the queue’.

Here’s the thing: until you can prove yourself, put in those dues and demonstrate that you deserve that title, this response from people is something you are just going to have to deal with.

Understand that there are people who go years without gaining teal management experience and before their workplaces give them titles. Respect that, don’t make a mockery of your position or of their time and energy simply because you got there quicker: especially if you are not yet a manager at heart.

5) just because you saw it work for someone else, doesn’t mean it will for you.

So let’s say you went to a trade show and saw a brand new way of marketing a store which was really cool and interesting, or a new product you would love to try. The person demoing made it look really easy that you are sure you can do it too, right?

The reason they made it look so easy is probably because they have been doing it for a while. They’ve practised and studied it, they have sat down with spreadsheets and numbers and worked out the exact way that it works for them.

They make it look easy because they have done all the hard work behind the scenes.

When you do see something new and cool which you want to try, refer to #3)

Ask that person questions, when they are free (not in the middle of their demo) so ask, learn and make sure you know how to do the thing before you try it.

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Ok guys and gals, that’s all from me in this post: be foolish, happy, wild, sexy & naughty together.

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-LaRasa

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