Becoming a successful manager is not an easy task. It is not only a matter of making the right decisions for your company, but you need to be a good leader. This means that you need to know how to encounter and handle various problems.
Knowledge is necessary but more important is a good vision on the future of your company and the ability to create a good working team. The most important qualities that a successful manager needs are:
A manager wants to reach some goals. When he wants to succeed he needs a visualized plan for the short time, but this is more important for the long term. A plan consists of investments which can be useful for the long term. Maybe these investments will have a negative impact on the profit of the company the first years but will result in a higher profit and a rise in the turnover.
*A good teacher
A manager needs a good team. The manager knows which goals need to be reached. Communication with your team is important. Teach your employees what their tasks and responsibilities are and give them the chance to share their ideas to work on the most efficient way. Giving commands in a respectful way is the key to succeed.
*A good listener
Working with a team means that you need to understand the attitudes of your employees. Try to understand their motivations and in case of problems try to find solutions for their problems. A good listener is always someone who has an open mind for suggestions of employees of his team.
In the case one of more of your employees disagree your decision it is important you can listen to them and come to an acceptable compromise. Managers need to treat his or her employees equal no matter the race, religion, age, sex or any other factor.
A manager is the leader of the company and is responsible for all the work which will happen in the company. A manager needs to delegate some tasks to his employees but he can’t give away the ultimate responsibility.
He will build a staff team with different responsibilities and these staff members need to care for the final result of their tasks. Communication is important and when the tasks are done there is need of conversation and discussion.
Believe in yourself and your capacities. Don’t become nervous when something fails and be optimistic for your next plans. Try to avoid stress and don’t fear that you can’t reach your goals.
*Motivation of your employees
A manager needs to show respect to his employees. They want that their work will be appreciated. Figure out a reward system to motivate your employees. A good idea is to determine what kind of rewards your employees respond to; maybe some bonuses if they reach goals or a kind of classification so that they can get more responsibility and receive more money.
*Flexibility and patience
A good manager needs to give commands about the necessary tasks but it is important that you are flexible with your team. Give your employees the possibility to give their opinion how the work will be executed.
Flexibility means that there is a possibility of making an agreement. Don’t take an attitude that you are the boss and only you know the right decisions. Give your employees the necessary time for their work. Patience is the key to have success!
A successful manager is the motor of a company. He needs to work hard and to figure out where a good team work is possible. Honesty and teamwork where everyone has his positive input is the key to success. A successful manager works together with the team like the proverb said “there is no I in the team”. Each member of the team is necessary to be successful and good managers realize the importance of teamwork.