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How to Be a Good Manager

Most people know in broad terms what a manager is, although usually they cannot define it exactly. Today what managers are, is not “bosses” who just order workers what to do. Rather they are team leaders and work with their teams to achieve common success.
The work of managers can be broken down under following main headings: firstly they set their team’s objectives, then they must organize, by working out what needs to be done and allocate people to their tasks. Thirdly, they must communicate so that each person understands what he is responsible for. They must also motivate each person in the team and set targets for them. Finally, they must develop the knowledge and skills of the individuals in their team.

You are a good manager if you:

Acknowledge Your Staff
When a member of staff does a job well, make sure you notice it, and acknowledge him for it. Remember that your job is not just to criticize your people and intimidate them. Never miss a chance to praise a piece of good work done by your employees.

Never Humiliate Anyone on Your Staff Team
If you are annoyed with someone on your team, or they have done something wrong, make sure you keep your voice down, especially in public and never humiliate someone, especially in front of their subordinates. This will damage both prestige and morale. Also, be careful not to criticize someone when it is really your own fault. Be fair.

Always Know What Goes on in Your Domain
It does not mean that you should involve in every minor detail of the work. But, the basic fact is, that more information you have, the more effectively you can manage your business.

Delegate Responsibility
You must have your business organized so that you can be away at any time and still have everything go smoothly.

Don’t Get Excited in Emergencies – Keep Your Feet on the Ground
Most crises aren’t half as bad as they appear at first, so don’t magnify a bad situation. Get the facts first, and then act.

Create a Culture Where Mistakes Are OK
If your staff are allowed to feel that mistakes are part of reaching for new highs, rather than something to feel bad about, or shamed for, then they will take more risks on your behalf.

Remember Personal Details
Take time to get to know your staff. Be interested in them as people, not just as workers.

Cultivate the Habit of Making Brisk, Clean-Cut Decisions
Some managers have a terrific struggle deciding even minor issues, mainly because they are afraid of making mistakes. Your decisions will be easier and more frequently correct if you have the essential facts at hand.

Don't Hide Behind Your Position
Be human and friendly with your staff – that way you will all be able to support and encourage each other when things are tough. However, although it’s tempting to become friends with your employees, being too familiar can destabilize the team and remove the professional distance you need to manage effectively. Strive for friendly, but professional relationships.

Motivate Yourself and Others
Enthusiasm is infectious. A manager who can transmit enthusiasm to his staff will increase motivation. And the greatest pull isn’t always the money. Most people are motivated by being appreciated or feeling that they have made a difference. Some managers are knocked out by the concept that a simple “thank you” or “well done” can spur staff on to do more.

Make Yourself Approachable
If you get it wrong, say so. Managers don’t have to be infallible! Your staff will respect you more if you are able to admit your mistakes. You don’t have to be right all the time. It is said that a good executive needs to be right only 51% of the time.

Promote the Personal and Professional Interests of Your Employees on All Occasions
The interests of individuals coincide at least in principle with the company’s. Clearly, it is to the company???? `s advantage to preserve the morale and loyalty of its employees. These are tremendously important factors in any organization.

Listen in Such a Way That Your Employees Will Talk to You
Often people are afraid of, or intimidated by, management. Make sure you show people that you are willing to listen and that they are important and worthy of your time.

Manage to be Clear in Your Requests
It is your responsibility to ensure that people understand your requests – so communicate clearly, and ask if people have understood what you are asking for.

Treat Everyone Respectfully and Courteously at All Times
Particularly when there is a problem! Everyone who works for you is a valuable human being who deserves respect. A manager is only as good as how he or she treats the people in the team.

Have Confidence in Yourself and Your Abilities.
You are happy with who you are, but you are still learning and getting better.

Make Sure You Enjoy Working with People
Management is a people skill; it’s not a job for someone who doesn’t enjoy people.

You Have a `Presence`
Managers must lead. Effective leaders have a quality about them that makes people notice when they enter a room.

You Are Consistent, But Not Rigid; Dependable, But Can Change Your Mind. You Make Decisions, But Easily Accept Input From Others.

Nowadays with all the personal computers and networks making information available to more people more quickly, with all the new technologies that make everything easier, the raw number of managers needed is decreasing, however, the need for good managers, people who can manage themselves and others in a high stress environment, is intensifying.

Being a good manager is as much trainable skill as it is inherent ability, as much science as art. Good managers don’t have all the answers, but they build a team that might. No football coach ever scored a winning touchdown while his team stood by and clapped. In business as well as in sport, the coach motivates the team. It takes all kinds of people to run a successful organization, and it’s up to you to manage the different personalities that make up your team, and move them toward a common and achievable goal.? Being a good manager takes practicing five 'Ls' – good managers and leaders Look, Listen, Learn, Lead and Laugh with their team! These are the traits that inspire people to do their best. By doing so, you will gain the respect and support of your staff. Good leadership skills make people want to achieve their very best rather than just meeting a day-to-day objective. In fact, a leader that is honorable and trustworthy will always 'Do the Right Thing' and his staff will willingly follow him anywhere!