MBWA – Manage by walking around; you can’t do that by sitting in your corner office. A study by HayGroup concluded that sixty-seven percent of the competencies needed to manage or lead others are emotionally based. If you can’t make an emotional connection with those you work with and interact with – you stand little chance of successfully managing or leading. You can’t make an emotional connection and establish those all-important relationships with others by sitting in your corner office. You need to spend most of your time – talking with and getting to know them for more than their work. And you can’t do that sitting in your corner office.
Worth Remembering … “We are being judged by a new yardstick; not just how smart we are or by our training and expertise, but also how well we handle ourselves and each other.” – Daniel Goleman
Emotional intelligence often referred to as soft skills, is now considered essential. If you don’t like being around people and helping them succeed, you will make a lousy manager or leader. If your goal is to become a more effective manager or leader, you can learn to be more open-minded, flexible, empathetic, and patient and motivate others to perform at their best. You can learn how to communicate and interact more effectively and build collaborative teams. Managing or leading others is a learned behaviour.
Worth Remembering … “One of the most important things about being a good manager or leader is to rule with a heart. You have to know the business, but you also have to know what is at the heart of the business – and that’s people.” – Oprah.
Productivity is still the name of the game. Minimize the input and maximize the output. That formula will never change. However, we must learn to manage or lead differently to achieve that. For the first time in our lifetime, we have the potential to work with four different generations in the same workplace at the same time. Each generation communicates, interacts with others and likes to be managed differently. Your success will be based on your ability to manage and lead each generation the way they want – a fresh take on the old way.
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