5 Techniques You As A Manager Should Teach Your Peeps
Managing people is building relationships. If you ever want people to respect and follow you, you must build trust, first thing. It’s funny, when I was promoted into management many, many moons ago, I didn’t have any prior experience with managing people. I didn’t have a degree in Human Resources and my boss at the time wasn’t too sure that I was the right person for the job because of these two things. I assured her that she would not be disappointed if she gave me the chance. I even agreed to step down after 90 days if she wasn’t happy with my work.
Well, thank goodness she gave me the chance. She was a real tough cookie and I worked around the clock to make the business I ran shine to show her, and to prove to myself, that I could do it. It was a long haul and the rewards were amazing. There was even a point where I didn’t think things could get much better. Then, many years later, a new manager came into play. I was afraid at first, because she did things VERY differently; we’re talking night and day. As we all know, change can be scary, but we can’t grow without it. She was the one who taught me how to manage people, and what I actually mean is, she taught me how to be a leader. She gave me strategies to get people to care about doing their job and to want to do it well. Here are some of the key points that have helped me become a successful leader over the years…