Being a good manager is a bit of a balancing act, as you need to be different things to different people. Your loyalty can be pulled this way and that. You are a counsellor, confidant, friend, foe, enforcer, arbitrator and motivator, all before coffee; which leaves the rest of the day to get on with what you employer might call, ‘real work’.
This first of a series article by top motivational, inspirational speaker John Bell is intended for anyone who wants to get an overview of some of the most useful management techniques, as practiced by high achievers in many walks of life where teamwork is vital.
Although John, for the most part, directed the examples found in the series of articles to the workplace the principles are the same for any place you might wish to motivate others.
Successful management is very much a matter of recognising that success in any situation is achieved through your greatest resource – your people.
Managing others efficiently depends on a good understanding of what makes people tick. The best managers don’t go around bawling and shouting. They have learnt the art of motivation and delegation practised by the documented management gurus. These articles will remind the reader of those principles and then develops the theory even further with useful examples.
We will look at an exciting learning technique called Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Managers, and how to use it to develop a fresh approach to supervising staff.
Building a well-motivated group of employees starts with the recruitment process. We will examine some of the ways that you can approach this vital activity so as to ensure you find the best candidates.
The articles will explains how to encourage and maintain a positive outlook and its importance in securing success.
You will be introduced to a powerful tool called the experiential development cycle and how to use it to constantly improve your own performance. You will learn how to lead by empowering others.
By the end of the series of articles you will have a better understanding of the people you are responsible for, and I will leave you with some thought provoking ideas and a new determination to improve your working and home environment by becoming a better, motivated, inspirational manager of people.