Strategies for managing people
The secret to getting better results out of others is about managing yourself better – and I realise this works in all aspects of life
A course participant left me this feedback recently after completing the “MANTRA – manage well” course. It is such a perfect summary of what managing people is all about, that I now use it frequently to get across what we cover on the course.
Having coached so many people, from managers, business founders, directors and CEOs, one thing I heard more than anything was the frustration at the challenges they faced managing others. What I noticed over time, was that by working out how to best manage their own time, communication, workload and behaviour, they found managing others so much more straightforward.
This got me thinking that this knowledge needed to be shared, to make life easier (and more enjoyable) for others. I gathered all the observations and learning I had from working with coaching clients and from my own experience of managing people, and designed a course which enables participants to be clear about what works for them and gain an awareness of how this can be used to successfully work with others.
There are many courses in delegation, time management, communication skills, planning, that are all helpful for honing management skills. But I saw that they just scratch the surface. If the individual is feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unclear on aims, unable to prioritise, then no amount of time management tools will help. It’s deeper than that, and yet simpler.
If we can find a way to be clear about what we want to achieve and be authentic and honest in delivering the message, priorities then become clear and engaging others to work with us less of a slog. If we can develop resilience and a positive mentality, the potentially stressful parts of managing become more manageable.
So before you look at how to manager others, ask yourself if there is any way you can improve the way you manage yourself.
Or ask about the “Mantra – managing well” course.