From the Ask Tom mailbag –
In other words, plan, organize and catch employees doing things right?
Accurate AND easy to miss the point. Catching people doing things right requires planning and organization. I don’t want to simply catch them as if it were an accident.
I want to catch them as if I am “playing catch.” I want to be at the ready, glove in hand, waiting, anticipating AND even if the ball is off target, make every effort to field the throw. Yes, I want to catch them doing things right.
I have my uniform on, hands on my knees. Poised to move right or left. As a manager, I am ready. Play ball.