Here are some management tips that I thought would be useful somehow in the world of business.
There are a lot of them but to be a great manager I believe that you need at least some or all to make your team the best that they can be. It all starts from the top and I wholeheartedly believe if you are not a manager you will become one with these nifty ideas!
Do your job - Sounds easy enough doesn’t it?
If you do your job and I mean do it well everyone will respect you and follow your lead. Who wants to follow someone whom is totally lame at their job. No one. Do your job at the best of your ability and everyone will respect you for it. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
Be real with people- To be real with people means you need to show the human side of yourself, not the cyborg side. Be open and honest and just be yourself. So many people believe to get ahead in business or life in general you have to be cold and heartless and step on everyone to get to where you need to be. Nope, that is not true. At the end of a long day would you rather feel good that you made a difference and made folks smile? Or feel terrible that you yelled and made a conniption over something silly? I would always choose the first one.
Lead by example- I remember an old boss that i use to have and i will always remember him very fondly. He was the kinda guy that led by example. He was always on time, caring always light hearted and was always concerned about folks and how they were doing. He was the best boss that i ever had. A lot of people felt the same way. He cared more about the people than the business but at the end of the day who helps you run your business… The people who work for you.
Acknowledge the positive- Take time to tell everyone that they are doing a good job. Do not look over little accomplishments. they are indeed still accomplishments after all. let your peers know how neat of a job they are doing for a little extra boost in their confidence! Everyone loves to hear that their efforts are not overlooked. Even you!
Take Responsibility- If you do something wrong call yourself out on it first. Just because you are the boss doesn’t mean that you can’t make mistakes!! People like people who can admit when they were wrong. Not many can do that these days. It takes a big person to actually admit that they said or done something out of line. Don’t you hate it when someone is wrong and everyone knows it and nobody says HEY NOW!!
Be tolerant- if someone messes up and they feel bad for it, don’t yell at them! That’s just mean. There are other ways to resolve problems than going crazy mad. Other alternative methods to the madness of disagreements. A conversation. Hmm?
Be self aware- Everyone is watching you!! Especially if you are the boss or trying to be the boss. They will pick you apart! “they’re just standing there?” Always be conscious of every little thing you do. People hold bosses to a higher caliber for some reason. Just know you’re on candid camera. Help as much as possible and be a team player.
Alrighty then that just about sums it up on the tips. I’ll be back next time with some more ideas about some topics!! Take care.