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Guest Posting: 5 Techniques You As A Manager Should Teach Your Peeps

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Guest Posting:
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…

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YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE

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Have a schedule of your availability posted on your door so your people know when it’s okay to stop by for a quick chat and stick to it. This applies to home office doors as well. Family are your peeps!

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THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT

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…in every line of business.

You’ve heard it before, but even today, not enough people live by these words.  Even if you can’t fix the issue, your level of service can and will make or break the relationship with that customer.

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DO YOUR JOB
LIKE YOU WANT MY JOB

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If you want to go places, prove it. Show me.  Don’t leave a pile of things to do on my desk while I’m on vacation. Leave me a note telling me what YOU did to put out each fire and fill me in when I return.

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IT’S NOT A COMPETITION…
REALLY!

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Let’s face it, we’ve all got a competitive bone in our bodies, right? We all want to shine. We are all here together and we can’t do the job without each other which means we must ALL play nice in the sandbox so each of us will sparkle in our very own way. No matter how much awesomeness you bring to the table, your opinion is no more valuable than anyone else’s.

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WORK SMART…NOT HARD

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Most of the time, it’s not about how fast you get a job done, but how well you do that job in the first place. The fast part will come in time and with practice.  Do it right the first time and you won’t have to waste time doing it again. Plus, it makes you look better in the long run!

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Being a manager isn’t easy, but you can do it!  Hopefully these 5 tips will help.

What about you?  What has someone taught you about managing people?  What do you wish your manager knew?  Share (but remember this is social media).

 

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Jackie Gailey is a work-at-home mom of two kids (14 & 10), wife of 19+ years to the greatest husband and dad, and owner of Jackie’s Magical Moments, where she blogs about about experiences she has with her vacation-loving family. In the summer of 2010, Jackie and her family, moved across the country to Savannah, GA so they could live closer to all of the fun that the central Florida area has to offer. Jackie travels to the Orlando area at least once every other month as work and school schedules allow. She makes it a point to try something new on every trip and it never gets old!  Jackie recently achieved one of her dreams by being inducted to the 2013 Disney Parks Moms Panel.  Follow her on Twitter at @jjzmgailey

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