How To Be An Even Better Manager

If you are reading this, the chances are that you are already a good manager and want to be an even better manager.

So what can you do?

  1. Believe in yourself as a manager and don’t let doubt stop you from taking action.
  2. Cut yourself some slack and recognise that you don’t need to be great at everything.
  3. Learn how to invest your time wisely so that you don’t become overloaded.
  4. Find out the strengths of your team and start to utilise them.
  5. Start listening more to the feedback from others so that you don’t get surprises too often.
  6. Make managing something you make time for rather than viewing as an optional extra.
  7. Keep developing yourself.

At the end of the day, some simple changes can make an huge impact.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Simon Roskrow says 22 July 2010

Good article – management is too often viewed as a bolt-on to your ‘real’ job, and not a role in itself. Building on your 6th and 7th points, management (of both processes and people) is a skill that needs to be learnt and developed, just as you would develop sales skills, negotiation skills, finance skills and so on.

Too often, a great finance or sales person (or someone from any function) is put into a management position and expected to simply ‘start managing’ things. You’d never (I hope!) put someone untrained in finance in a position to do your accounting, so why put someone untrained in management in a position to manage your business?

Anna Bass says 29 July 2010

This is an interesting topic. I’m always looking for smart resources to share with clients and the accounting community, and your article is certainly worth sharing!

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