I just read a report from a guest user which was clearly meant as a reply. Whoever you are guest user, log in and make an account and you can post. Anyway, here is their post:
"The parable of the Bricklayer:
I watched the Ayr game and saw some elements of the points Gary raised in his post match interview after Morton . I didn’t feel at all that there was a lack of desire that couldn’t be put right at all . In fact, I thought that it was one of our best performances , although some work to do , agreed, in attacking the ball at times . If we had drawn 1-1 , that wouldn’t have been an unjust result .
I thought that Gary , as a Central defender himself , would be brilliant at sharing his knowledge, experience and vastly improve our defence with his skills and really coach an improvement . I haven’t changed my mind in this and I love his fire and determination . Anger is a healthy emotion, that’s official from a psychologist friend of mine . But anger has to be managed , or it becomes temper and that’s where decisionmaking can be faulty owing to a lack of calmness , analysis or “Emotional Intelligence”. So , I get Gary’s frustrations and I guess , he has to decide which direction to move in to best resolve this frustration.
I do, however, feel that in order to be a successful leader , one of the key attributes is emotional intelligence .
All players including Gary make mistakes . Gary’s job is to lead, coach and motivate these players whilst under contract to improve.
I never find public humiliation a useful tactic in any management situation . Also, it is risky and has backfired many times .. ie , De Bruyne!
The manager’s role includes improving players technically, tactically and as Gary fairly points out, explaining the required level of aggression, bravery and desire necessary to be successful.
All this has has to be done in a way that gets the messages across effectively and engagingly .
Players know about the January transfer window , rest assured , they all know the score. In the modern game, humiliation, threats and public shaming from your leader simply isn’t an effective strategy and I think that, on reflection, Gary will regret his decisions and comments when the dust settles . By all means tell the players privately how you feel, but bullying in public isn’t going to work .
I have made many mistakes in my life and I am not perfect , but one thing I have learned in life is, as managers, we are like BRICKLAYERS :
The value we have is in our skill to take an ordinary looking brick and through our expertise, create something that has more value and when put together with other bricks, can become a wall .
It takes time, some shaping and some difficult decisions , but don’t throw the brick away based on first appearances . Wait until you have really worked on it and then, once you have your wall and it is doing it’s job, either look in with pride on what you have done to improve each brick ... or it is then easy to replace and nobody really notices ."