Every Employee waits for his opportunity to become a Manager. Some employees will do anything to get the title of a Manager. Some employees even change companies to get the designation of a Manager. If becoming a Manager is everyone’s priority, why are we producing only
Good Managers, not GREAT Managers?
A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can. – Frederick W Smith
Reaching a Managerial position is a relatively easy task but what exactly needs to be done in a Managerial Role is totally a different ball game. The typical Manager is caught between trying to satisfy the expectations of the seniors who have given him the new responsibility and trying to manage below the team for delivering results and also meeting their expectations.
It is tough balance. Very few managers are successful in juggling both the balls in their hands! How can one strike the right balance between seniors and juniors to become a GREAT Manager?
Trying to do too much can destroy the most capable individual. One of the biggest mistakes made by managers is too attempt everything and as a result achieve nothing. Doing too little will not satisfy anyone.
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. – Peter F. Drucker
In order to avoid getting into the trap of being just a good manager, a manager needs to be clear on the “CORE FOUR” Functions of running the business. What are the clear “Do’s and Don’ts” to become a GREAT Manager? Finally, what are the “5” Share Areas to becoming a successful and effective manager?
Remember: Good Managers confuse activity with performance.
GREAT Managers distinguish between activity and performance.