How to be a good manager
Being a good manager isn’t about telling people what to do. If you try to tell people what to do then you end up getting people who don’t self motivate. People will wait for you to tell them what they should be doing and they will do nothing while they are waiting
Being a good manager isn’t about telling people the right way to do things. If you try to tell people how to do things you will be losing out on innovation. People will do things without knowing why and they will become a jobsworth where they keep the rules but lose the plot. This will drive custom away in the end.
Being a good manager is about inspiring people. Making them understand what your company is all about. Figuring out the the “why” you are in business. What are the principles behind the work. How are you making a better world?
If you give your employee something to believe in then you don’t just have an employee you have a colleague. Colleagues work better, smarter, and sometimes they work for cheaper and longer … employee – A person who works for another in return for financial or other compensation. colleague – A person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor.
If you inspire them, they will come up with ideas to make your ideas better. They will find ways of working faster and more efficiently. You wont have to hardly manage them at all. This leads to better work / life balance for you and them but most of all it leads to better business and happier clients.
Have a look at the following video for the facts behind great leaders and how to be one yourself…