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What it takes to become a good manager

There are a number of secrets by which an ordinary department head can become a successful and respected leader.

"We are one."

An effective manager is often described as someone who can show his subordinates the right goal and coordinate actions toward it. A wise saying goes, "A leader is one who can lift us up, give us a goal, a dream, and the strength to go toward it." A smart leader helps people feel like an important part of the whole team, necessary and indispensable in moving forward, toward a common goal.

"I am the speaker."

Managing a team requires setting goals and objectives and communicating them correctly to subordinates. The leader must have developed communication skills to maintain constant communication and fruitful interaction with employees. Openness and directness are required here. A leader must be skilled in negotiation, oratory, and possess the ability to persuade. By means of effective communication he can support the entire team at once, as well as its individual links in the form of employees.

"I accept responsibility."

One of the most important things a leader must remember is his responsibility for the path he leads the team on. A wise leader is very conscious of morality and responsibility. As a leader, he is at the same time a role model.

"Enthusiasm is our strength."

It's plain and simple - we don't like leaders who aren't interested in what they do. We want leaders with enthusiasm and a pragmatic approach to the problems at hand. We want to feel like participants in an exciting journey, not clerks mired in office routine. An energetic leader achieves goals with his enthusiasm and optimism. He must carry with him confidence and be able to charge the whole team with it. Enthusiasm is "contagious" and a smart leader knows this.

"Am I trusted?"

Subordinates must trust the leader in what he does. It is clear that the team does not go into the specifics of doing business and other subtleties, but they need to see their leader as a person really capable of overcoming difficulties, setting goals and solving them as effectively as possible. The leader must have the ability to inspire, overcome, help and encourage. Without these qualities, he simply will not be able to lead the team. And only such a leader will have the competence to manage his subordinates as effectively as possible.

"A good leader is always a little lazy."

Managers who are too individualistic, unable to trust people, often simply lose credibility in the place of leadership. Their lack of trust leads them to do all the work that could be involved in the team by themselves, which cannot have a positive effect on the speed and success of tasks. As one office worker said, "A good leader is always a little lazy." Interesting perspective!

"We're stressed out."

Under ideal conditions, it's easy to meet deadlines and turn in work on time. However, practice shows that unexpected difficulties often arise at a time when we are not expecting them. This is called a stressful situation. A good manager knows how to build a team during such a period. He also knows that a lot depends on his composure and self-control.

His subordinates should see him as a confident, strong-willed leader capable of coping with any problem. Of course, the head may also worry and experience, nothing human is alien to him, but it would be better if his subordinates do not see it.


"We are a team."

A good leader - a strong person, able to rally the team and lead him to his goal. But in order to turn a group of people into a team of like-minded people, the leader must know the mechanisms of rallying people and be able to manage them properly. In addition, his leadership style must be flexible, suited to the specific stage of the team's development. Understanding, flexibility and professionalism are the key to successfully transforming a group of employees into a strong and cohesive team.

"I know what to do and how to do it."

Solutions must be fresh, creative and effective. Practicality combined with flexibility will provide the necessary formula for solving any, even the most difficult tasks on the team's journey toward its goal.

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