Management Success: 5 Reasons Why You Might Struggle As a Manager

Being a manager is easy- right? All you have to do is go around giving orders to others and not doing much work yourself.  When we work alongside a great manager we can easily fall into the trap of believing that it is easy.  Yet in truth managing is often an area where highly competent people struggle.  So what are 5 key reasons why you might struggle as a manager?

Reason 1: You lack self control

Reason 2: You don’t take responsibility

Reason 3: You have a win at all cost mindset

Reason 4: You have gaps in social skills

Reason 5: You don’t have a network

Bottom Line – Managers rarely struggle because they are not technically competent.  It is more often than not about their personal qualities.  So where do you need to develop to achieve success?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

In summary since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 5,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them achieve career success and become better leaders and presenters. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. Articles I’ve written and posted on EzineArticles have had over 800,000 views. A Udemy course on Presentation Skills has had over 10,000 enrolments. I'm the author of 3 Kindle Books I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator

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Keynote Presentations says 30 November 2009

Hey, cool post. My son and I were discussing this the other day, and he had some weird ideas! lol Are you going to extend this? I would love to learn more 🙂

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