The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
It has been proven time and time again that being a dictator in the office is not the best leadership tactic.
Instead of micromanaging your employees and telling them what needs to be done, you can improve productivity and better your corporate culture by involving your entire team in the decision making process, making your staff feel valued and appreciated.
Do you want to improve your leadership skills, but don’t know where to start?
There are so many online articles, management courses, textbooks and opinions about what a great leader needs to possess, that it can get overwhelming to figure out what it is you really must improve on.
A great leader needs to have certain traits to be successful.
One of the most important ones is the ability to be assertive.
Due to the fact that modern employees are not as loyal to their jobs as in the years before, managers have a hard time keeping their star players.
A high employee turnover can devastate a company, forcing remaining employees to pick up the slack, and causing a loss in sales while a replacement is sought.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “it’s all about who you know?”
Although nepotism is not the only thing that can get you a job, the way you interact with others and your ability to build relationships can significantly affect your career.
Imagine coming to work one day to find that you have been transitioned to work in an entirely new team, have to learn a completely different system to work on or answer to a new boss.
This would be incredibly nerve wracking and would likely prevent you from fully accepting the changes and trying your best to get used to them.
New managers typically understand that there is a lot they need to learn on the job.
While they can be experts in their given fields, the art of leading other people is not innate to many, and new skills are essential to take on to be an effective manager.