If you could offer one piece of advice for becoming a better manager, what would it be?
There are varying opinions & perspectives on what it takes to become a good manager. What is one piece of advice you'd give to become a more effective manager?
Above all, listen to your staff and show them the respect they deserve. Without loyal staff your business is going nowhere.
Keep your staff motivated so they will stay with the company for the long term and will give you 100% of their effort.
One piece.... Only "Confidence"
and then playing SMARTER rather than Harder.........
Don't have any biases & prejudices. Be very neutral towards employees/ sub-ordinates- no favoritism
You were born with two eyes, two ears and one mouth. Use them in this proportion.
A good leader motivates their team to do good things because they want to, not because they are told to.
Put your best performers on new opportunities and not on solving existing problems. This will keep them from burning up.
A manager is the one who manages certain department and with that certain set of people, one of the most important aspect of becoming a good manager is to be very good in his/her people management skills. people (employees, vendors, stake holders even clients) are an asset to any organization which only ultimately yields productivity or you say it revenue for the company.
Two-way communication is always best because it lets your employees know you are there to listen to their concerns and answer any questions they have and you are able to build a trust that will help your company grow.
The problem with too many managers---
A good manager coaches, leads and then gives their people autonomy and flexibility to get the job done.
The only "managing" that should be done is "managing" reports, paperwork, etc.
A good leader motives their team to do good things because they want to do them, not because they are told what to do.
Listen, get to know your staff strenghts and weaknesses and provide support in the most approprate format to enable them to grow and develop personnally and professionally.
fair and proactive = all these two essential features each good mother has got to cope with her child and breed her child very well...
so if buiness is like a child (start up, growth or maturity) so we can use such approach too...
it is under our feet, no new no super fantastic recommendation , the great thing is in its simplicity
hope, I could help you
Best regards for you and your business,
A good Manager need to understand the Corporate Objectives of the Organization s/he is working for and s/he also have to know how to develop a strategic plan that can smoothly accomplished the corporate objective s/he is paid to successful manage
Listen to your subordinates. They usually tell how they want to be managed in order to release the highest output.
Ask people's opinion but do not be afraid to make your own decisions, and take responsibility for it.
Before offering unsolicited advice, stop and offer it to yourself first. This helps turn a"thoughtless" comment into a conscious choice. Too many managers try to manage employee thought rather than raise awareness.
Books are great, training, even role playing. But if you ask me a good leader leads by example. Do more, work harder, set the bar high, and your team will follow. Respect is earned not given.