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Become the Manager every organization (& team) craves to have- 12 actionable tips that have made a significant difference in my journey as a manager.

Food for thought for the upcoming, brand-new week!

Let me share some valuable tips that have made a significant difference in my journey as a manager. These are not your typical formal strategies; they’re the real deal – personal, powerful, and game-changing! Here we go!

Hope you found them useful. Please feel free to add more in the comment box.

  1. Accelerate everything: Eliminate bottlenecks, streamline processes and belittle established SLAs and turn around times.
  2. Push continuous Upskilling: Curate personalized learning journeys tailored to individual team members, helping them to reach their full potential.
  3. Enhance Stakeholder Relationships: Cultivate close and frequent connections with customers and key stakeholders.
  4. Innovate, Innovate, Innovate: Promote a mindset of challenging the status quo, exploration of new ideas, and a culture of continuous improvement.
  5. Encourage Constructive Debate: Foster a safe environment where team members can express diverse viewpoints, challenging your ideas and collectively driving better solutions.
  6. Inspire with Compelling Goals: Effectively communicate ambitious short-term and long-term goals that captivate and motivate your team, inspiring them to achieve extraordinary results.
  7. Amplify Impact: Think big and envision grand outcomes, then stretch your goals even further, continuously pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, inspiring your team to surpass their own limits.
  8. Drive Growth through Feedback: Hold team members accountable with constructive feedback, guiding them to course-correct, overcome challenges, and grow.
  9. Foster Deep Connections: Cultivate trust-based relationships with your team members enabling a sense of belonging.
  10. Recognize and Appreciate: Acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of your team, not just the end results.
  11. Ignite Collaboration: Break down silos, encourage cross-functional collaboration, and spark a collaborative spirit that drives collective success, across the organization.
  12. Lead by Exemplary Action: Set the standard, walk the talk and inspire your team to follow suit.


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Become the Manager every organization (& team) craves to have- Get things done easily, respectfully!

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Hey there! If you’ve ever been a manager or part of a team, you know that communication can be tricky sometimes. Managers often feel like they’re struggling to get their team to complete tasks the way they want, and team members sometimes think their managers are too controlling or lose their cool. This can lead to a pretty tense work environment and not-so-great results.

But guess what? There’s a way to make things better! By setting up a system that clearly communicates expectations and keeps track of progress, managers can help their team stay accountable and create a more positive work vibe. This system is all about open communication, commitment, and teamwork.

So, how does this system work? It’s built on two key elements:

1. Setting clear short-term and long-term goals related to tasks and results
2. Regular follow-up and adjustments as needed

Now, we’re not talking about situations where team members do the same thing every day (like entering checks into a system or making a certain number of customer calls). Instead, let’s look at a scenario where each team member works on unique projects with different tasks and outcomes.

Step 1: Get your team members to create action plans for their projects, with project completion dates and key milestones. Work together to review and refine these plans using a simple tool, like Excel.

Here’s an example of some milestones:

Finalize business requirements: May 10th
Raise purchase requisitions: May 11th
Complete vendor evaluations: May 25th
Award project: June 5th
Get design approved by business: June 15th
Launch project: June 25th

Step 2: Have weekly one-on-one meetings with each team member to discuss what actions they need to take that week and offer support as needed. Make sure they understand the importance of getting those tasks done.

Step 3: Review the previous week’s action points. If tasks weren’t completed, find out why and remind your team members that it’s crucial to meet their commitments. Encourage them to ask for help when needed and adjust the action plan for any outstanding tasks.

Step 4: Hold a weekly team meeting where everyone shares updates on their key projects. This helps everyone understand each other’s goals, keeps them accountable, and encourages working together to solve problems. Use these meetings to share company news, celebrate achievements, and discuss industry trends and best practices.

By following this approach, you can enjoy some awesome benefits:

Team members have a clear understanding of their objectives
Weekly commitments help everyone stay focused on their goals
Regular check-ins keep team members accountable and motivated
Everyone knows what their teammates are working on, which makes for a more cohesive work environment
The collaborative atmosphere encourages creativity and problem-solving

Trust me, I’ve seen this system work wonders. Give it a shot, and you’ll be amazed by the consistent, fantastic results your team can achieve!

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