If you could offer one piece of advice for becoming a better manager, what would it be?
There are varying opinions & perspectives on what it takes to become a good manager. What is one piece of advice you'd give to become a more effective manager?
Good management is getting predictable results for the business.
You become a better manager by setting clear expectations,
And holding your team accountable (and helping them) to meet those expectations.
The piece of advice?
Coach those that want to improve,
Remove those that won't.
Keep your staff motivated so they will stay with the company for the long term and will give you 100% of their effort.
Two-way communication is always best because it lets your employees know you are there to listen to their concerns and answer any questions they have and you are able to build a trust that will help your company grow.
The problem with too many managers---
A good manager coaches, leads and then gives their people autonomy and flexibility to get the job done.
The only "managing" that should be done is "managing" reports, paperwork, etc.
Listen, get to know your staff strenghts and weaknesses and provide support in the most approprate format to enable them to grow and develop personnally and professionally.
Don't tell people 'how' to do something but 'why' they need to do it. Let them take ownership of the task and come up with their own solution.
Listen -- ask your people great questions and listen to them.
Tell the truth all the time.
Give clear instruction then empower your folks.
Treat them with respect.
Help them see how they contribute to success.
Listen to people, rather than talking at them, you need to understand how all parts of the organisation are working and the interface with other members of the organisation, find the weakness and problem areas and then address them
I was a retail manager, for 20 plus years and a district manager for 7 and the best advice I can give you is treat your people like you want to be treated. There are tons of books (Good to Great) (The Ten minute Manager) to name a few but nothing works like clear communication and clear expectations. The same thing you would want from your boss. It's that simple.
Actions and example speaks louder than anything else, be reasonable, be fair and give your team the recognition they deserve; if you do that they will support you no matter what...