If you ask your team members if you are a good manager, do you expect them to say anything but “YES”?
Of course you’d expect them to say “YES”! After all you’ve set the goals & targets for the year, provided clarity on how to achieve the goals, handed them a copy of the job description and also explained the performance matrices.
A lot of managers confuse respect with authority and then wonder why their people don’t always do what they have asked them to do. Managers are appointed to positions of authority but nobody can ever be appointed respect. Respect is never given, instead it is something that has to be earned.
Good management not only generates good productivity it also provides high job satisfaction. Observing great managers in action provides role models for developing our own management qualities. In this article we look at five qualities that many people admire. Learn More
We get asked quite often on our management courses “What makes an ideal manager?”, and there are many factors to take into consideration when answering this question. The ideal manager leads by example, they recognise that simply directing or telling will only get short term results at its best, setting goals with the team in mind. Learn More
Before even considering someone for promotion it is recommended that you first know the reasons NOT to promote someone. These include; because they work hard, they need the money, you like them because they are like you or you want to stop them leaving!
With 2013 just round the corner, the team at MTD have been thinking about what the year ahead will have in store for managers across all sectors and industries. Although you can never truly predict what the new year will bring, there are certain skills that we as managers need to develop in order to deal with whatever 2013 may bring. Learn More
Not a lot of people know this, but we’re stuck with whatever intelligence quotient (IQ) we’ve got. The good news for many of us is that our IQ is dramatically less important to success and happiness than our emotional intelligence (EQ). What’s even better is that EQ, unlike IQ, can be improved. Learn More