Top 10 Management Tips

This blog is suppose to be all about sharing learning experience I’ve had and advice I have received from others . We can learn so much from others, especially from those who have been in the work field longer than us. For this reason I am going to share the top 10 management tips that have be revealed to me.

1. Accept that you will not be always “a part of the group”.

As you move up in your position there will be more be more people and outcomes you will be responsible for. It is natural for you to stray away from the group whether it is your intention or their’s. Keeping your workers’ respect and loyalty is most important, and this may cause a line of division socially between you and people who work below you.

2. Take responsibility of all your decisions.

Own your decisions. Make good purposeful decisions and follow them through, even if they fail.

3. Know why you told someone to do something or why you made a certain call.

Make each decision you make meaningful. Even the smallest decision should be motivated by a purpose. Also, be sure to share your reasoning with workers so they can trust and understand your leadership.

4. Be honest about your own mistakes.

Own up to your mistakes. It shows you are responsible and your workers will trust you. Trying to cover up your tracks will only make you look weak and unprofessional.

5. Get feedback.

Feedback is always good. You will hear what management practices have been working and how you can improve communication with workers. Feedback can only give you room for improvement for yourself and the work environment you have created.

6. Find your person to mentor. 

It is important to have someone to train. It is important not only because you will share knowledge that will help form someone else’s career, but it will also leave room  for you to move up. Having someone who is trained to move up to your position leave you free to think about how you can advance as well.

7. When giving constructive criticism be specific and make sure to listen.

Constructive criticism can be tricky. Be careful with your word choice. Get to the point and make sure you listen to their response.

8. When you encounter a problem try not to be reactive.

Instead of emotionally reacting to a problem be calm, cool and collected. Take emotion out of business and only deal with the solution, especially in time of a crisis. There will always be time to look back as to what caused the problem.

9. Be fair in giving direction and assignments.

Make sure you are evenly dividing work and being fair in enforcing the rules. Not everything needs to be completed right away and there is no need to micromanage.

10. Don’t be afraid of confrontation.

Confrontation will happen. You will have to make people unhappy. Listen to what he/she has to say but stick to your decision and explain calmly.


Do you agree or disagree with any of these tips? Or do you have any management tips you would like to add?

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Management Tips

  1. Owning your own decisions and mistakes is very important. If you really want to set yourself apart from the crowd though, start owning other’s mistakes as well. This does not mean you need to say that a mistake someone else made is a mistake you made, rather you should take ownership of resolving any issues caused by the mistake.

    • I like this added thought, Nick. It means you take ownership of the those who work below you as well. Which, in reserve means you trust and support them to do their own work, and you will be there to support them if something goes wrong.

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