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Whether you are just starting out as a manager or you have been one for years, it is important to know that it is rarely easy. As a manager, you’re in charge of your team’s while delivering your best work, and you have to balance being well-liked and fair while managing complex situations. Being a manager is a role where you’re constantly learning and improving, so we’ve put together some tips to help you improve your management style.


  • Think about managers that you enjoyed working for and also those that you did not. What qualities did you like about the ones? Which would you have changed? Really think about the behaviors that you want to have, as well as those that you want to avoid at all costs. Did you like how someone treated you as an employee? What did they do to make you feel valued?
  • Listen to your employees. A good manager listens to their employees needs and opinions. Encourage open and honest communication and let your employees know that you are open to their feedback.
  • At the same time, you should be able to give feedback to your employees. Successful communication goes both ways. Make sure that you talk to your employees when something is not working. Work with them to make the changes necessary to improve the situation. If they are struggling with any part of their job, coach them through it so that they continue to grow.
  • Allow others to help. Too many managers feel like they have to do everything, which can often lead to burnout. Remember to delegate tasks and allow your team to take on projects and responsibilities that will help them improve their skills and grow professionally. Not only will this help you produce better work, but it will also create trust and strengthen your bond with your team.
  • Get to know your team. Everyone on your team brings something to the table. Some employees are creative, others are self-guided problem solvers, and there are those who might need a little more coaching to get their tasks done. Familiarize yourself with your employees’ work style and what makes them feel motivated to bring out their true potential.


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