In a multi-disciplinary boutique consulting organization the need for a blog was always there to express better our philosophy. After so many meetings and brainstorming sessions we decided to get the managing director and chief programmes officer to do the job and contribute some of his deep insights into management theories and practices and share his valuable experience.
So the first blog entry shall be about my experience working with managers and offer some quick tips about mastering the profession of managing people.
1-Align Your Managerial Responsibilities with Those of Your Team
I keep on encountering teams who feel 'out' of sync with the managerial targets. Yes this basic tenet is overshadowed by a myriad of instances whereby managers 'forget' to 'sell' their managerial targets to their teams.
2-Communicate, Communicate and Communicate
Management is nothing without communication and sharing the passion for what your targets are. How many boring meetings do you attend? Or no meetings at all! Or 'we have an open door policy' but we cannot be heard! Moral of this is - communicate 100%.
3-Dynamic Management not Administrators
There is a strange and odd process whereby managers tend to 'sit' in the office. Management is all about motivating people around you. Managers are not administrators. Administrators execute procedures and so be it - they fly on a nice day just following procedures. Managers fly in fog, so they need to create a sense of orientation. Orientation in the sense of which team members need coaching, mentoring or a spruce-up. They need to identify what needs to be done and execute it depending on priorities. They need to read the sign of times into the future to prepare their team for times ahead.
4-Work life balance
Managers need to 'get a life' and survive the pressures of management by honing the creativity in its widest form of definition. Be it a sport, artistic expression or discovering new experiences they need to keep abreast of their inner expression.
Above all enjoy being a manager - it is a noble profession next to none.
"Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out."
— Ronald Reagan
Managing Director and Chief Programmes Officer based in Malta and an avid entrepreneur who likes sharing his expertise in various fields with people from all walks of life.
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