Hands On Management: The Role Of The Boss
How to get the best out of your people.
Someone once said that people don’t leave organizations – they leave managers. Which is sad and costly for all concerned.
Some bosses are like policemen, endlessly dictating what is right and what is wrong. Others are like fog – giving no direction, no instructions, no guidance and no feedback.
What a contrast.
Sadly neither of these behaviors adds value to a business, they certainly don’t bring the best out in their people, and it makes you wonder how these types of bosses feel when they go home at the end of the day.
As a manager you need to provide clarity, direction, set goals and targets and give feedback on progress. Most employees thrive on having clear objectives, challenging goals and incentives for their efforts.
Morrissey’s book “The role of the boss” breaks down the key unproductive management habits to help you hone and improve your skills so you can get the most out of your staff.
She suggests that many managers focus on the tasks and forget that it is a live human being performing those tasks. Then they wonder “why aren’t my employees performing?”
Morrissey’s insight is acute and hard hitting when she suggests that bosses get out of their staff exactly what they put in.
An organization can have the best products and services in the world, but if the people in that organization are not performing then the business cannot thrive. In fact it may not even survive.
So if you are a boss – read this book to find out how to do what you do more effectively, so your people perform and give you results that blow you away.
Now wouldn’t that be a nice end to your working day?