Managing projects, a business, or employees can be quite a challenge. There are good ways to manage and bad ways to manage. There are ways to get the best out of your employees and subordinates and ways to break them down and drive them away. The experts have studied, tried and tested different management styles, approaches and tricks and they have found the following to be the most effective tips for managing well.
1. Have a to-do list and get through it
Self-discipline and time management are difficult. It is something that everyone must learn and practice. The best way to get your to-do list done is by using the following tips.
• Do similar tasks together
• Do longer tasks first and gradually work from long to short
• Get 3 things done before lunch
2. Be confident and pretend you have what you want
Confidence is one of your strongest weapons in life. Instead of worrying about clients going to competitors or your employees not respecting or liking you, act like these things are not true. Act confident and as if everyone loves you and all your clients will return. The power of the mind is immense and you might as well spend it on the positive rather than the negative.
3. Prioritize and focus on quality, not quantity
Any manager has a large number of tasks and responsibilities to get through on a daily basis. To handle this, many people opt for multi-tasking and end up spending time on things that are not the most important. Prioritize your daily tasks by looking at what will bring the best results and increase the value of your business. Leave the smaller tasks to do later. If they keep not getting done, scratch them as they clearly aren’t that important.
4. Evaluate yourself weekly
This is a non-negotiable meeting you have to make every week. Meet with yourself and reflect on what went well and what didn’t, how you handled difficult situations, which opportunities to made use of, etc. This weekly evaluation will point out problems and also help you to keep improving yourself, your strategies, and your interaction with others.
To be a successful manager, try doing these four things and see how your business and employees flourish.