A better leader does things and works to achieve them effectively as planned. He never believes in luck; but hard work and dedication. Being happy and contented, that play vital roles in accomplishing daily tasks towards the realization of the organization’s goals, are the habits of successful managers.
Study shows that successful managers possess common qualities. Effective leaders are results-oriented and goal driven individuals. They always think positive and work diligently towards the achievement of the set goals. Great managers practice personal touch to communicate their ideas to his men – not only through memos, orders and letters.
Successful managers know how to appreciate good works of team members and are able to recognize their strengths and weaknesses, efforts and talents. They know how to appreciate them both in words and in actions.
A leader knows how to manage the organization and strives hard to be successful. A leader cannot accomplish the task alone. A successful leader knows how to encourage and motivate employees to accomplish jobs that could make them closer to the realization of their objectives. He knows how to bring the best in his people.
Indispensable managers can build bridges between departments, between managers, supervisors and subordinates and between the company’s short term and long term plans. An effective leader builds teams and knows how to strengthen the camaraderie, cooperation and relationship of the members to obtain their full potential in working and attaining the common goals
The qualities of a great manager can be adopted by anyone. It can also be their habits, if they spend time to study and learn for themselves the qualities of the great manager who drives, and managers who can gain full control of the business, their life and future.
The future is not certain but can be foreseen. The future cannot be seen but will surely come. The future can be controlled and any dreams can be attained, if we work hard for it. Only then we can be sure that the future will be better and great for everyone in the company and yourself.
We can have full control of the business, our life and our future, if we have planned it and will work hard to act on our plan and accomplish what we have set.
Yes, we cannot see tomorrow, but we can be sure that they are bright; we can be sure that they are great; we can be sure of its success as a result of today’s effort. We can be sure of our future because we know how to get there, because we are working hard for it today.
Motivate your members to work with you. First, know their dreams and needs in life. The hierarchy of needs in Maslow’s Theory can be your effective guide. In the order of priorities, men need food and shelter; safety and security, belonging to a group, family, friendship and love; self esteem, ego and status; and self fulfillment or self actualization.
Thus, a good leader who knows how to use the theory as motivating factor can be sure that his team will surely and happily work with him. Remember, contented employees work and give out their best, produce maximum output and good results without having to be told to.
Now, it’s up for you to discover your potentials; to discipline yourself; and be a good leader and a great manager. Learn to work for the realization of your plans. Manage well and lead your team to create an environment that will help you work for your organization’s plans.
No doubt, you can be a great manager and a better leader if only you believe you can! You can join a leadership training seminar from your company to further improve your capacities.
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