Making Time For Managing People

If you are a manager, making the time to manage is key. Sadly management is often one of those things that get relegated to the bottom of the list.

So how can you make time for managing people?

    Decide it matters

  • The first person who needs convincing that time spent managing is valuable is you. If you don’t see it as a priority, it will never get the time it deserves.
  • Allocate time to it

  • We all probably use some sort of time planning process. We put things into the plans that we need to do. The question is, do we put ‘managing people’ on our list? If not, it does not become a habit.
  • Focus on the benefits

  • I don’t know about you but I have more often than not found that people start to respond to you differently when you take an interest in them. The benefits of making time to manage people include:
    • Motivation.
    • Giving a clear signal that others matter to you.
    • Being seen as a facilitator, rather than a director of their results.

We all know that making time to manage has many upsides. So what do you need to do to make it more of a priority?

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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