Being an effective manager is not about mastering mysterious and complicated methods. It’s about keeping it simple and following old, proven, and even obvious ideas. What made a good leader in the past is still what makes one today: being competent, caring, and benevolent.
Take time to understand your employees. Set thoughtful, logical goals for them. Manage to those goals and hold your employees accountable for them. Always keep the lines of communication open, and spend adequate time on employee motivation and development. And don’t be afraid to make hard decisions when you have to.
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