I just hope this first self development article of “LetUsPublish.com” will help managers to be the better one. Take a look at mentioned top 6 management skills to become best manager of your juniors. Analyze yourself as a manager 7 them improve your managerial skills.
1. Be yourself.
Don’t try to be someone you are not. You are not the previous manager, you are you. Think about the successful managers you have worked with and identify the things you learned from them. Also think about managers you have not enjoyed working for and identify the learning you learned from them. If you let people know the “real you” it is much easier than having different personalities for your work and home life. This will act
as first step towards becoming a better manager.
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, and how you’re led.” – Steve Jobs
2. Lead by an example.
How would your staff do something if you are not doing it yourself. If you want your staff to behave in a certain way start by yourself and it is rightly said “Charity begins at home”.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt
3. Don’t shy away from admitting your own mistakes.
It is very certain that you will make mistakes and that is if you are a human. Always be ready to accept your mistakes and ask your team for guidance in avoiding such mistakes again. Remember- No one expects a manager to be a super human. Accepting your mistakes will help you create a culture of honesty.
“Focus on a few key objectives … I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I’m really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.” – Jack Welch
4. Have fun with your team.
Create positive relationship and strengthen your team. Creating a friendly atmosphere would not only benefit your relationship with your team but will also make the work easier so that you can achieve your goals easily. It would be even more easier to deal with challenges in such friendly environment. Meeting for lunch or drinks after work can help build relationship and help your team to see you in a new light.
“Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet” -Henry Mintzberg
5. Give feedback openly.
Be honest and open in giving feedback to your team. But remember, feedback is not only about telling someone that they have done it wrong- it is also about appreciating someone when they have done it right. Don’t say, “You dealt with that customer well.” Do say, “I particularly liked the way you calmed down that angry customer. You showed concern for his needs and yet still managed to help him understand that he was the one who had caused the problem.”
“If you pick the right people and give them the opportunity to spread their wings—and put compensation as a carrier behind it—you almost don’t have to manage them.” – Jack Welch
6. Motivate your staff.
Don’t be one of those managers who only see what’s missing rather than what’s been achieved. Acknowledge the positive in your staff and their work. Motivate your staff by appreciating tasks they have achieved and how beneficial they are to your company. True and righteous praise go long way. If you find it difficult, get in the habit of noting down the positive things about the work done by your staff and hold regular feedback session to let them know the same.
“The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.” – Brian Tracy
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