The role of a manager just too many. Leading people is one of the second most important role after Leading business to success with the right direction and approaches. But also not so many managers who really know how to do for their staffs in order to motivate them, guide them and together succeed.
Here are some of the things that you, as a manager, shouldn’t do to your staffs:
1. Do not leave the whole cake to staff without clear and specific guideline — Guideline and direction are very important not just for individual, but for the whole business successes. To be succeed in a business, manager have to develop a specific project to fits their staff’s individual talent and guide them how to do it, and give them a very clear direction. If leave the whole cake [project] to them without specific guideline and direction, you won’t get anything back beside “firing” your staff and you’ll false in that typically project.
2. Do not “just wait” and “expect” the result if you don’t get involve — It doesn’t matter that you already guide your staffs to do what business should’ve been done, if you don’t and not willing to get involve with them you won’t be able to get any results. So, getting involve with them in that project, meet them and let them talk about what they’re facing will bring your successes.
3. Do not chase them while you didn’t push yourself into a limit — “Chasing” somehow can create a lot of problem and issues between you and your staffs. No one will like chasing. Push them to work real hard, and show them to result that they could potentially get from that project might create a lot of successes. Sit down with your staffs, find the problems and fix it together would much help you to get what you and the company wants.
4. Do not left your staffs behind — One a week or 2 times a month to sit down and have a friendly discussion by letting them talk and think about you, company and challenges will help you create more relationship with them, get close to them and those relationship will lead to success. There are so many managers who doesn’t much care about their staffs, they don’t even have face to face discussion with their staffs. No matter how busy you are, but face to face discussion with your staffs is really important. Remember — To make they love and respect you, you need to love, care and respect them first.
5. Do not expect that you understand everything about them — “Knowing” is another thing, but “understanding” your staffs is a critical KPI for each and every manager. Most of the managers thinks that they know and understand well about their staffs, but in fact, that’s just assumption that could lead to misunderstood. The result you will never know if you don’t actually understand about your staffs.
6. Do not throw mistakes or failures to your staffs even they did it worst — Success or failure of a project is coming from direction and guidance. If you don’t have specific, clear, measurable guidance and direction, your project could potentially false and that failure is not coming from your staffs, it’s definitely YOURS. As a manager, as succeed of a project is not only you who contributed it, but it is your team who did it best understand your direction and guidance. And also as a manager, you might need to pick all the comments and failures to convert it into opportunities to support the growth of the business and company.
7. Do not act like a “BOSS” but act like a “LEADER” — The word “Leader” and “Boss” still very blur in so many managers.
- A Leader is a person who manage and leader a group of people, getting involve, finding and solve the problem with the team toward success. They will not give an order to their team members, but they would lead them and show them the result.
- A Boss is a top or the head of a company or business that might not get involve in day to day team activities, but they have a very clear and wide view of the business opportunities and clear understanding the situation. They will just only need to see the results and achieve the company’s objectives. The success or the failure of a company is understand their hands.
These seven “Do not” for managers are very important and these came from my real life experiences.
Remember — Before you point your fingers to anyone, no matter who they are, even your staffs, you need to triple think about yourself first.