How You Can Be a Better Manager – Top Tips to Follow

By | March 31, 2019

[March 31, 2019] Do you have hopes of one day becoming a manager in the near future? Have you recently been promoted to the position of a manager and you want to make sure you are effective in the role? Maybe you’ve been a manager for a while now and you feel it’s time to take stock and assess just how effective your management skills are.

No matter what category you fall into, the position as a manager is one that requires all kinds of experience, skills, and knowledge so that you can lead your team with confidence and fairness.

With that said, no-one is perfect, and what that means is that you can always learn more. So, here’s a look at how you can be a better manager.

Take Management Courses

It doesn’t matter if you simply have hopes of becoming a manager one day, or you already have the job, management courses can prove to be one of the most beneficial things you can do for your career and they will take you up a notch. The site provides a comprehensive list of management courses that you can sort and read up on. Through the many courses available, you’ll be able to successfully improve your management skills.

What’s great about this site is that it does all the work for you in terms of finding the courses that would interest you. You can enter in your specific search and filter criteria, and then a list of all the available courses plus information on each will pop up.

Get Your Hands Dirty Too

Another tip is to get into the mix and get your hands dirty in the workplace. Where it used to be acceptable and normal for a manager to hole up in their office all day long, today’s employees expect a lot more. The whole “lead by example” has never been truer.

A manager who is visible, out there on the floor, communicating with employees at all levels, and showing a real interest in the day-to-day operations is likely to gain a lot more respect. When employees respect their boss, they tend to work a lot harder.

Brush Up On Your Communication Skills

One of the most important skills you need to possess as a manager is communication skills. This means the ability to not only speak with employees and clients but also listen. Encourage employees to come and talk to you and share any ideas/concerns/insight they have. Again, it’s about building respect among everyone, and it also shows that you value them as an employee.

Learn to Delegate

It’s also important that as a manager you learn how and when to delegate. Delegating will free up your time, focus, and energy so that you can put it into other projects and tasks.

Keep Striving to Better Yourself

As a manager, making it your goal to constantly be improving and bettering yourself will not only benefit you in your role, but will also benefit your employees, and the company as a whole.

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Author: Rosana Beechum

Rosana is a business and marketing undergraduate from Nottingham Trent University from the UK, who is attempting to share her knowledge through written articles for small business owners.

9 thoughts on “How You Can Be a Better Manager – Top Tips to Follow

  1. Eric Coda

    In essence, becoming a better manager is about constantly learning and adjusting your approach.

  2. Albert Ayer

    To be a great manager, take a personal interest in your employees. Learn their goals, both personally and professionally, and encourage their achievement. Have professional empathy for personal situations, and work on developing your employees in order to improve their performance. This is not to say that results should be sacrificed but rather balanced carefully with a fulfilling relationship with your staff.

  3. Tracey Brockman

    Don’t trade relationships for results. In old management styles, the focus was less on the employees and more on the end result. The truth is that the workplace has since evolved. This approach simply won’t cut it anymore.

  4. Maureen S. Sullivan

    I loved the article. Thank you Rosana.
    Also loved your previous article. Keep up the great work.

    1. Army Captain

      Yes, I agree. Very thoughtful. Similar to the many themes of Gen. Satterfield who runs this leadership blog.

  5. Dale Paul Fox

    Learning to delegate is hard to do. You lose control and that is natural not to want to.

    1. Yusaf from Texas

      Delegating is indeed hard for all but the most experienced leader unless you know who you’re giving it too and they have proven themselves in the past.

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