Unless you are one of those very unique and fortunate people, chances are you are going to have to deal with some difficult stuff from time to time as a manager.
Difficulties show up in a number of guises for managers, including:
While some might say that managers are rewarded well enough and so should be willing to deal with the difficult stuff, the reality is often very different.
So why do managers avoid dealing with the difficult stuff?
While on some level these reactions might seem reasonable they have a direct impact on:
While it might not always be easy to deal with the difficult stuff as a manager, the reality is that simply ignoring these issues is rarely a good long term strategy.
Duncan Brodie helps highly effective professionals become highly effective managers. He invites you to check out his management mastery e-course
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.