The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
We are often asked whether a person should show management or leadership skills in the workplace.
This uncovers a dilemma and a misunderstanding of what the two terms mean. It shouldn’t be a case of ‘which one should I show?’ It should be ‘When should I lead and when should I manage?’
With the world constantly evolving and the integrative part technology plays in our lives, it is no surprise that jobs and job descriptions are quickly changing as well.
It is important for professionals to think ahead and focus on learning skills that are not only valued at the present time, but will be highly sought after in the future.
You may be so laser focused on the things you should do as a leader, that you may not notice the things you are doing that you should not be.
It’s always great to aspire to how you can improve as a boss to better your team’s morale and productivity, but it is just as important to consider things you may be doing that are hindering those benefits, and take steps to stop it.
Baby boomers, generation X and millennials are an all new breed of employees that no longer want to listen to a boss blindly and follow instructions to a tee.
This is why one of the most important managerial skills to possess nowadays is persuasion.