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How to be a successful Manager?

Once we have aspired to management level we all want to be a successful manager.
This can be a challenge more so if you do not have the management skills to perform this job.
Many books have been written about what a manager should and should not know.
There is even much discussion about whether a manager should be managing or leading.
leading
I am of the view that there is little point in differentiating between whether you should manage or lead.
Once you have been elevated to a manager’s position you must manage and lead.
You are the one to control, delegate, guide, facilitate, provide leadership to meet the department/company’s objectives.
You are also the one the team will look up to. You are the exemplar and you have to learn to balance your relationship between your team and the management/senior management.
leader helping
One difference that I have personally recognized between being a manager and a leader is the style. Managers are just concerned about getting the work completed and meeting targets. Some of them are more concerned about their reputation i.e if the team surpass or did not meet the agreed targets. Leaders on the other take a more holistic approach to the management of the team. They reach out to the team, they guide, coach, they work together as a team, they listen effectively and discipline when required. They also remember where they came from. If you can bring these two together then you are on your way to being a successful manager.

Take a look at some tips on being a successful manager:
Tips for the successful manager

Some of these tips can also be used if you have your own business.

There are a number of new managers and your comments would help them when they land their first management job, so let me know what you think.

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How to have a great Friday!

Most people, especially  office workers breathe a sigh of relief because it is Friday.

In some offices there tend to be a very relaxed mood which at times may  help to move the work flows quickly or it may hamper productivity.   This is the day where we love to take the extended   lunch hour and engage in excessive chit chat – not necessarily work related.  Here are some ideas you can use to shine through the day:

1.  Do most of your work the day before or come in earlier. Oops! Did I say earlier? Yes, starting an extra hour or even half an hour earlier will help you achieve a lot and leave you free to move with the flow.

2.  Identify the things that must be done today and those you can leave off. If you place everything in the desk draw chances are that you may forget to do something important.

3.  If there is a dress down policy do adhere to it. There is nothing more distracting on the job where ladies are concerned than see-through tops and revealing assets.

4.  Do remember that whatever you do on these Fridays maybe be reflected in your performance review.

If you are a supervisor or manager this is one of the best days for reward and recognition meetings or team building.


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