In today’s world, it is very important to be a manager that will accept the changing environment and propel their business into the future. Some strengths include creativity, innovation, commitment, discipline, and optimism. The best managers share one talent — the ability to find, and then capitalize upon, their employees’ unique traits. How to tell a good manager from a bad manager? The good manager knows that not all employees work the same way. They know if they are to achieve success, they must put their employees in a position where they will be able to use their strengths. How to spot a bad manager? Failing to provide feedback is the most common mistake that leaders make. Your team should always come first, you need to have an Open-Door Policy to clearly state that you have time for your staff. Many leaders want to avoid micromanagement. But going to the opposite extreme (a hand-offs management style) isn’t a good idea either – you need to get the balance right. Another huge problem is the overly Friendly Manger – most of us want to be seen as friendly and approachable in general. After all, people are happier working for a manager that they get on with. However, you’ll sometimes have to make tough decisions regarding people in your team, and some people will be tempted to take advantage of your relationship if you’re too friendly with them.
And then there is the gossip, the sitting around for hours talking about all the problems of the world ( and Staff ); a manager is not a friend, they are a boss who is there to make sure things are done, the team has support and at the end of the day everybody goes home to actual friends. I’ve personally always stated to my teams “that while I’m not there to be their “friend”, I did see it as my obligation to make them the best they could be, help them and empower them, even to advance toward another career – because their success was my success”. I would and still will, review a resume, help guide an employee to achieve new heights. That’s exciting, and its good for the them, the company and the team!
A wide range of different skills are associated with the management profession, ranging from organization and planning to communication, coaching and mentoring. If you decide to pursue a profession outside your current realm, you likely qualify for a number of employment opportunities based on your experience and credentials. No matter what route you take, make sure to keep it succinct (as in, no more than a few short paragraphs)—hiring managers don’t want to spend all day reading about you. After hiring managers get a high-level sense of who you are and what you do, they search for proof you do those things well. You probably already knew that—a portfolio is a common feature of a personal website such as mine—but what you might not have known is that, to employers, it’s not all about the end result. Finding the balance is tough, but there are plenty of ways to let your personality shine without seeming less professional. In the end don’t give up, everyone is trying to be their best – sometimes it’s just not seen.