How do you manage? What guides you in the ways you work with your team, peers and managers? In my mind the question really is what is your leadership framework? What is the framework within which you manage or plan to manage your team? What are the boundaries you establish, processes you use, roles you take on?
Focus is today, more than ever, the secret weapon of every successful person! There is no other way to get things done - the first time; get them done right; spend the least amount of time; feel satisfied; know that you’ve done a great job; get the lift in your mood and energy by having a success - no matter how small!
As I am sure you’ve heard many times, people join companies and they leave managers. We know that 60% of new managers fail to achieve their outcomes within the first two years. We also know that Gallup’s data show that 30% to 40% of people have the skills necessary to be a manager. So, what is something you can do to become a better manager? Google says that the number one key to being a successful manager is periodic one-to-one coaching you have with your team.
When you get that promotion or that new assignment it comes with people, unless you are doing something brand new, starting from zero! Those people come with ways of working, ways of communicating, ways of thinking that they have developed over months and probably years. There is an existing trust with each other and with the organization. There is an existing level of commitment and accountability. And, there is an existing attention to detail and results. To some extent you are an outsider tasked with managing, leading and coaching these people.