A manager needs to be the most aware, proactive, and confident person in the organization, and this person needs to have the ability to recognize the changing environment and capitalize on it. I love this quote from the brilliant Mark Twain. There are two sides to the coin for managers. The ones who are constantly looking out for the team and the ones who care enough about the team to make changes. I think the second type of manager is the better of the two.
We’re often told that the manager is the soul of the company. I believe this is one of those statements that gets thrown around a lot if you’re a manager. But I think it’s a misnomer. When I think about this, I think about a manager of an organization who is always thinking about the next strategy and how it will impact the rest of the organization.
The manager is usually a lot more than just a person who thinks about strategy. Most managers are people who make hard decisions every day. They can be the hardest workers on your team and they are the ones who have to be the ones who make the tough decisions.
I don’t think a manager is necessarily a hard worker. They are people who are good at making decisions and they have a lot of expertise and experience. A manager can be a good person for your team if they are a good person. But managers are hard workers on their own.
I mean, I get that a manager is a person who makes decisions and is a person who can be tough on their own. But I think it is worth noting that they are also the ones who make decisions that directly impact the success of the company and the culture of the team. A manager doesn’t have to be the person who makes all the decisions but they are the ones who are the key people in your organization. They are the ones who are setting the tone for things.
The manager role is an especially tricky one because its very often the one person you have to trust completely. The one you can’t just fire because its not working out. The one who seems to bring you along and lead you to your goals.
So the manager role has a lot to do with being able to take things personally and not be a pushover. There is a lot of pressure from the top that has to be dealt with – how things are going to be done, who is going to do what… But at the same time there are also ways to take things personally that will benefit the whole organization. The manager can take a lot of things personally because of the nature of the position.
When a manager, or any other leader, takes things personally the result is often resentment and an increased workload. So, if you decide to take things personally, you might not necessarily have a good manager to report to.
I’m not saying that managers aren’t important roles. I’m just saying that it’s important to take them personally. There are many management styles out there. There are managers who are very efficient, managers who are very hard workers, and managers who are very creative. But it’s also important to take things personally when you take things personally. A manager will most likely say “I’m going to take this personally” because they just don’t want to be blamed for any mistake.
It’s actually the opposite. A manager should report to the people who report to them and not just to their manager or the organization. If there are two managers at my company, I try to find a third manager who may perform a couple of tasks but also does a couple of different things. This is because it is easier to work with a third party than to try to work with a manager who only does two jobs.