Tips to help you become an effective senior manager - Part 2

Tracy Luo September 10, 2014 2 mins read

1. Be brimming with enthusiasm and true to your word

Successful managers get extremely excited whenever they achieve their goals, and are fair and clear when they delegate workload. They never give up, and they encourage others to maintain the same level of enthusiasm as them.

2. Constantly evoke the prospects of the company

Employees often find the job at hand much more interesting if their manager is willing to share contextual information regarding the client, the commercial environment, a sudden occurrence in another department, or the company's development prospects. Successful managers are good at linking the work of their employees with the department or the company's overall objectives.

3. Share your plans and intentions with your employees

Successful managers know that their intentions are an integral part of the work experience that they need to share with employees instead of keeping to themselves.

4. Increase the confidence of your employees

One of the best ways to increase the confidence of your employees is to allow team members to be a part of important decision-making. If employees get to be personally involved with, and contribute opinions to, the decision-making process, they will have more faith in company policies and plans and will therefore be more willing to abide to them. If the manager is the only person making decisions, employees will be much less responsive and efficient. When successful managers let their team members participate in decision-making, these members have a powerful sense of contribution and ownership.

5. Find a mentor

Without exception, all outstanding enterprises find mentors for their managerial staff in order to help them learn the company's culture and system of rules, as well as the managerial techniques that the company approves.

6. Develop a bond of trust with your employees

It doesn't take long for new managers to discover that if their employees trust them; they may obtain better results and commitment from their employees. However, establishing a bond of trust with one's employees is hardly a ‘walk in the park.’. Managers only have a chance at creating such a bond if they stay true to their word, uphold their promises, protect the interests of their employees, provide the necessary resources, consistently communicate with employees, get to know each and every one of them on a personal level, as well as providing them with opportunities for development.

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Associate Director | Finance & Strategy Recruitment
tluo@morganmckinley.com