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December 5, 2008

Get Management Right – Then Focus On Leadership

So, since utilizing and distributing resources is what is demanded from the manager, he cannot afford to be overly authoritarian.

If he is, then he may push his workers into being less productive.

Instead he should be the friendly but firm guide who inspires dedication to a common end.

Any manager’s goal is to maximize resources and reap the highest results, while dealing efficiently with clients and their quirks (as well as employees).

So while leadership focuses on taking companies onto new directions and give them new visions and aims, good managers help inspire employees deliver results in the shorter term in a focused way.

This helps the company to consistently reap profits right now, maintaining stability and equilibrium, so providing a healthy environment for the longer term potential the leader seeks to unleash.

So a good manager will know how to handle stakeholders, clients and workers with equal ease, keeping things moving along nicely.

Filed under Building the Future, Management Basics by Martin

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