Monday, March 22, 2010

IN YOUR BUSINESS Solving Workplace Worries


Effectively leading, and managing are the two ideal components for those who are at the forefront of work teams. As a Leader-Manager, you want to gain the REGARD and RESPECT of those you lead, so they will receptively follow. You also want the important RESULTS necessary for OPTIMUM work output.

Getting these results will greatly depend on constantly assessing and developing both your leadership and management skills, and understanding the special role they play in an employee's performance. Combined, your ability and implementation of important Leader-Manager skills will encourage the most productive results from your employees, and will often assure better overall productivity for the organization as well.

Here a few tips for the successful Leader- Manager:

1. The manager who PLANS is wise; he CONSIDERS
ALL of his steps. Think, plan and see the WIN-WIN from the start.

2. The manager who operates in INTEGRITY will manage with CONFIDENCE.
Strong values are important for gaining respect and giving respect.

3. Without
GOOD leadership, FAILURE will follow. Sloppy managing gets sloppy results. No brainer.

4. If you SEEK the good in others, you will FIND it.
Some employees need a little more TLC: Tender Leadership Care. As a Leader-Manager, part of your responsibility is to help to bring out the best in them.

5. A GOOD boss FINDS favor with his boss. You may have a Leader-Manager superior, too. It is good to remember that you're on the same team.

6. A manager who LACKS INITIATIVE has nothing to show for his efforts; but a DILIGENT manager will ALWAYS have the DESIRED RESULTS. Laziness begets low morale and effort. A Leader-Manager who stays on top of things gets the team to get things done, and this increases morale.

7. An UNDERSTANDING manager GAINS the CONFIDENCE of his employees. Everyone doesn't think exactly like you. Show compassion and have a good listening ear.

8. A manager who DISCIPLINES with QUICK DISCRETION rarely has to REPEAT himself.
You don't have to mean to be effective. Say what you mean, and mean what you say, but do it with professionalism, not just with your power.

9. It is NOT GOOD to show PARTIALITY toward employees; FAIRNESS CREATES PERFECT JUDGMENT. We sometimes have a tendency, or favor toward certain individuals, but if we choose them for specific tasks, let it be because they were the most qualified, or because you knew they would get the best results. Otherwise, it's like asking a cat to fly, thinking it will, which is a really bad judgment.

10. The timing of positive words is always PERFECT. Praising your employees WORKS wonders! If possible, create special incentives, give awards for good work, say "You did a great job with that!". In an employee's eyes, there isn't anything more PERFECT you could say.

Remember, embracing a dynamic Leader-Manager skill-set will fortify your effectiveness as you guide your people to optimum performance and your business to a lucrative bottom line. Simply managing will get you from A to Z. Leadership is the art of wisely guiding them there.


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