Eugene McGee: Five tips for surviving in modern-day management
The moment of truth arrives for inter-county managers next weekend when the National League commences, with many attractive games scheduled.
Indeed, the league has had a new lease of life in the past few years despite the comments of those who insist on claiming "the league doesn't matter". So maybe it is an opportune time to offer a few guidelines to our beleaguered managers as they head off on their 2011 adventure.
Too many managers cannot resist yapping into a microphone whenever they see one. They also send too many text messages and, I presume, tweets. As a result, we are constantly reading and hearing every little tittle-tattle managers utter to the media, and some managers in particular talk more than our politicians -- which is saying something. So lads, spare us the trivialities, just give us things that actually matter. Otherwise, shut up and get on with improving your team.