Q: What is it like working as a Funding Manager?
Funding Manager in Federal Way:
"You are only steering the ship."
Get to know your team before you determine changes to be made. Rely on your team for valuable input and what is important to them. Find out what they like about the team and dislike, and ask them if they could change one thing, what would it be? Hire smarter than you and coach them to replace you, keep them involved, assign them tasks you would typically do, give them "ownership" and "pride", they in turn will make you proud. Remember, you are steering the ship, but they are keeping the ship functional. You can't do this without them!