Modeling Great Managers to Succeed
Modeling great managers provides you a short cut to leadership success. Consequently, the positive part of this reality is that if you do what it takes, you have the opportunity to make it to the top. How do you do it? Well, first and foremost, it’s a process. It’s not an easy 1-2-3 equation that magically makes you into something you’re not. However, it is an intentional process of becoming your best.
Our book, The SuperSTAR Leadership Model: Good Boss, Bad Boss, Which One Are You? identifies the skills for modeling great leaders. By exploring the differences between the best bosses and the bad bosses, we help you understand what you need to do to secure your spot among the best.
Are you curious which category you fall into? Take action to avoid that ambiguity. You can’t get to where you want to go without knowing where you’re at, so the first step is to identify your current position.
We often think of investments as financial contributions for future security and satisfaction, which sometimes investments are just that. But, have you ever thought of investing in yourself? Aren’t you your own best asset? How are you investing in yourself and your skills? Also, invest in your team. We are only as good tomorrow based on what we learn today.
A Checklist for Modeling Great Managers
Research supports each of these qualities and skills. How do you rate? Each of them work in tandem. Combined they help you help and serve your team succeed. Mediocre managers focus on the task. Great ones focus on the team. Consequently, they will do well and achieve high performance. Then, you win, too.
- Build trust with integrity and care.
- Set clear goals and expectations.
- Communicate positively and proactively.
- Coach for excellence.
- Give positive feedback and rewards.
- Deliver effective training.
- Manage with flexibility.
- Create incentives and fun.
- Focus on continuous improvement in quality and service.
- Hire effectively.
All of the above takes work. When you begin modeling great managers you will fail and make mistakes. That is part of the process of learning to become better. Do not quit-persist! Be a student of the game. Keep learning. See our resources below and seek our others. As you do this you will transform from manager to leader. In conclusion, remember this, “if you want your people to be better, you must become a better leader.”
Also, are you committed to your team’s success? If so, see this complimentary Coaching for Results eBook.
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Finally, do you want to accelerate your leadership success? Go here for Rick’s Superstar Leadership eBook.