When you started off on your management journey, you probably noticed that everything changed. Before you became a manager, you were an individual contributor, and your focus was on yourself - your goals and your success.
Now, as a manager, your focus has changed.
As a manager, your role is to help other people succeed. When they succeed, you succeed.
Your management journey will take you to numerous destinations. Among those destinations, three in particular stand out. You need to make these destinations your key focus...
Destination #1 Daily Management Leading with Values
This part of your journey takes the most effort, and will consume most of your time.
You need to take care of day to day business - ensuring
your staff stay healthy and safe; you don't harm the environment; your customers are well served; the quality of your products/services meets or exceeds standards and expectations;
costs are maintained or reduced; and everything gets delivered on time, every time.
Oh, and while you're at it, you also need to cultivate your team's values and build a strong and enduring team culture. a culture that embraces innovation, collaboration and caring!
Destination #2 Crisis Management Leading with Valor
This part of your journey involves risks and perils.
It can happen to any manager, and it will probably happen to you too...
A crisis or crises.
You need to be able to anticipate, plan for, mitigate and deal with the aftermath of, various types of crises (there are ten types in all).
And what do you do when other managers (maybe even your own manager) ignore the potential dangers? This is where your skill as an influencer really comes into play!
Destination #3 Strategic Management Leading with Vision
This part of your journey involves breaking away from the pack.
Your manager, your team, and your colleagues will want you to step up and be a strategic manager, to lead with vision.
Now if you haven't mastered the other two domains, you probably won't feel as though you have the energy or personal resources to manage this one.
But manage it you must! And the demands to be a more strategic thinker and doer can hit you earlier rather than later!
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In Lead People...Manage Things: How to Succeed as a First-Time Manager, we show you, step by step, how you can reach these three destinations, and scale their peaks. Best of all, it's FREE, and no credit card is required! Just click on the button to get going...
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