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?
A good leader motives their team to do good things because they want to do them, not because they are told what to do.
Listening is the best leadership skill when associated with guiding the associate to discovering workable solutions.
Make a decision, regardless of it being right or wrong, you have be make choices dont be scared to do that make a choice. Be Honest as well, people see through all the BS that is out there, they are not dumb or stupid.
Listen to your employees! A great manager recognizes that they have just as much to learn from their employees as the employees have to learn from the manager.
Be responsible for your teams development and up-liftment. Be realistic , practical, reasonable and unbiased. Be a No-Nonsense guy and don't entertain non-sense things. Be FUN loving and at the same time a professional. Overall you should look like a Role Model for your Team.
You should have worked on almost all positions or must have the knowledge of Responsibilities and outputs of all positions that you are going to manage.
Listen to what your people are saying and ask for input from your team....try not to make unilateral decisions.
One piece of advice I would give to become a more effective manager is: empower your team!
Once you empower your team with the information, tools and resources they need they are bound to be happier and happier staff make for happier customers which in turn is good for business.
Lead Yourself. Take the time to reflect on your own personal targets, stick to the plan and practise. Thats what makes a good golf player and a leader. John Maxwell has several good videos from his speeches/performances. Strongly recommend these.
Align the efforts of your people to the corporate mission, listen to make sure they understand, and then get out of their way.
Become a better LEADER, naturally you will become a beter manager.
Know thyself, believe in thyself and trust thyself. Never give up your principles.