How To Make Music Boring

How To Make Music Boring

My grandson brought to our attention that he had done a report for school but didn’t get a very good grade on the report.   The teacher had pointed out where he scored poorly and the weak points of the report.  But the teacher was giving him the opportunity to rewrite the report and improve his grade.

Now this was very surprising to all of us since he has always done very well in school.  From kindergarten up to this year he has never had a bad test score or report card.

What was even more surprising to me was this report was on the snare drum. Continue reading

A Manager Must Be A Teacher

A Manager Must Be A Teacher

A good manager must be a teacher.

I wrote that note after watching a manager from another department come into the sales department and proceed to lecture a worker.

The manager was being critical of the person’s work in their usual condescending manner, telling them what was wrong with how they had performed their job.

Now the worker kept pushing back, explaining why they did what they did and how it was the correct decision at the time but the manager would have none of it.  The worker tried to explain how another department had assisted and directed them in doing what they did.

The worker suggested they should get together, the manager, the worker and the person from the other department and discuss this matter so they all three can understand the situation, get it right and make it acceptable for all parties.

The manager gruffly responded saying, “No, you two work it out and get me what I need.” Continue reading