The vast majority of professionals get promoted into management roles without any prior experience or training on how to effectively lead other people. This kind of approach would be fine if the job was putting mail in mailboxes, but managing other people has massive effects on peoples’ lives.
The obvious effect on people is their ability to get a paycheck and make a living. The less obvious effects are work satisfaction, engagement, and overall happiness. Clearly being a better manager is important.
Here are 4 simple steps to be a better manager:
Lead Yourself First
Focus on Relationships
Communicate a Vision
Focus on a Healthy Culture
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About the Author John Eades is one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace. He is the CEO of LearnLoft, host of the Follow My Lead Podcast and author of F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader.