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Are You Management Material?

Are You Management Material?

Why is it that young people are always overlooked for the opportunities to lead? Age should never have anything to do with it. If you have a natural flair for coming up with new ideas or you’re good with people, why shouldn’t you have the chance to show that off? This is why more and more young people are setting up shop for themselves. Entrepreneurs can get the experience that they need on the job.

So what do you need to do to excel when you haven’t had a chance to prove yourself yet? There are two routes. You could set up your own business and work hard to make it happen. It doesn’t matter what you’re interested in. If you have the right approach and can sell your products effectively, then you can be successful. Over time, you’ll need to recruit people to help you tackle the workload. That’s when you get to become a manager.

Another route to try is to train for the job and qualify. There are plenty of courses to choose from. You might find it easier to take on an online BBA in Management, though, if you need to continue working. It also frees you up to run your business and you can immediately apply the things that you learn.

What does it take to become a good manager? A methodical approach is often best. As with any leadership role, an ability to keep a clear, professional head is essential. Ultimately, it’s about resolving problems. You may need to delegate tasks to the best person for the job. You might also need to resolve conflicts. This is why you need to know your team very well and know how to motivate them to work their hardest at all times.

Managers are busy people, but they also need to make the tough choices. If you have a board to answer to, then you might have to manage budgets and accounts too. A good head for numbers is essential! As a decision maker, you might prefer to take your time and consider your options. This is fine if you have the time. Sometimes you need to make a decision right on the spot. The consequences of that will rest on your shoulders. Yikes!


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Sometimes managers have to be responsible for hiring and firing. A job is a crucial part of anyone’s life. Telling someone that they haven’t got the job which they applied for or even letting someone go can be very unpleasant. You can’t delegate that sort of thing. Don’t forget, you can always practice away from the workplace. Why not video yourself to see how you come across?

Does experience help? Yes. But a good course will give you plenty of case studies to examine so you can learn from others’ experiences. Does age help? Only if age brings wisdom! Anybody can lead others if they approach it correctly and know what needs to be done. If you’re ambitious and talented, then chances are you already have the drive to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

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If You Think Your Job Is Hard, Try Being A Manager

If You Think Your Job Is Hard, Try Being A Manager

Managers have got a difficult job. They don’t just have to master job roles themselves, understanding them inside out. They also have to be able to manage people. Being a first-time manager can be daunting. But being a great manager is a little bit like being a great marketer: you pick up so many people-managing skills throughout life that the work itself can feel surprisingly natural. Becoming a manager will endow you with all sorts of new skills, like being a better motivator, coach, and communicator. Here are some tips to help you thrive in your first management job:

Be The Example: Companies go through good times and bad times. And when times are bad, people need somebody that they can look up to: a role model. As a manager, being the role model is your job. You’re the person who has to be able to handle any adversity that gets thrown the company’s way and stand up for employees in the process. Perseverance is all part of the job and an essential ingredient for motivating your team to rectify the situation. The more you demonstrate proper behaviors, the more your team will respect you and follow your lead.

Understand The Basics: As a manager, you need to learn the basics, not only of your own business’s operation but also what constitutes a compliant working environment. Companies have a duty of care towards their staff, according to Ellis Whittam, and managers are the people who carry that duty out. It’s their responsibility to make sure that employees are safe while they’re at work and that they’re treated fairly according to the law. As a manager, you need to know the rights of the company as well as the rights of the individual members of your team. You’ll have to conduct yourself within those rights, especially when it comes to things like dismissals and complaints.

Understand The Magic Of Delegation: What is the purpose of managers? Some would say that it is purely to facilitate work: to provide workers with the directions and incentives that they need to carry out tasks. Managers need to understand that they can’t be everywhere at the same time. At some point, they need to delegate responsibility to other members of their team. Not only will this stop you from going mad but it will also help other people develop their skills and create a path to a better career.

When delegating to somebody, make sure that you stress how important it is for their personal development. Talk to them about how it’s an opportunity for them to progress in their role and make more money in the future. The more ownership that they have in their new position, the better job they’ll do.


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Accept That Relationships Must Change: The relationship between managers and workers is probably going to be a little different than what you’re used to. If you’ve been promoted, you may now be the boss of people who were once your peers. It’s important to understand that your relationships have changed and you need to be transparent about that. It might be awkward, but when handled properly, hard feelings are typically avoided.

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