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?
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 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.