It’s not easy to put together the 10 tips that work for me managing various teams. I tried to create a small list though. Enjoy!
#1 Share Information
Communicate the news that you can, so minds don’t wander
#2 Say Thanks
People want to feel appreciated! A simple thank-you note doesn’t cost a thing and it makes a huge difference
#3 Empower through delegation
We know no one can do it as well as you can, BUT you need to delegate to give yourself time to complete tasks more appropriate for your level.
#4 Set small milestones
If you can’t match last year’s numbers, set milestones that can be reached.
#5 Adjust your style
You have many different communication styles & personalities on your team. Don’t think that you can manage everyone the same way.
#6 Have Fun
Your team wants to enjoy going to work. Play ten minutes.
#7 Remove obstacles
Bureaucracy stifles creativity and innovation. Cut down some of the paperwork.
#8 Give Feedback
Your direct reports want feedback, and it’s crucial in making your team as productive as possible
#9 Manage by example
When your people see you putting in extra hours, they are inspired to jump in and follow your lead.
#10 Follow the 80:20 principle
Focus the majority of your time and attention on the 20% of your people and projects that generate 80% of your results