Avoid These 3 Rookie Management Mistakes06/07/2017
Getting into a managerial position can be exciting. However, you also want to be sure you retain that position for years to come. Here are some management mistakes you definitely want to avoid.
Management Mistake #1 – You Do Not Show Feelings
As a manager, you certainly want to keep a level head. That does not mean you have to be a robot. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or excited, then feel free to show some emotions. People are more inclined to follow leaders who are real people, and sometimes that involves displaying how you are truly feeling at the moment.
Management Mistake #2 – You Never Say “I Am Not Sure”
No one expects you to know everything. Unfortunately, many managers feel the need to come off as an expert on everything. If there is a certain skill or trait you lack, do not be afraid to ask for assistance. In the event you need something cleared up, do not worry about asking for clarification. You will get more respect from your employees by taking the time to learn something than pretending to be something you are not.
Management Mistake #3 You Overexert Yourself
As the manager, if you are stressed, then everyone you work with is going to be stressed. It is important to retain some composure so that you can make decisions when needed. There are a couple ways you can destress. First, you need to learn how to delegate tasks. Do not feel the need to take on everything when you can assign duties to others on your team. Secondly, you want to avoid turning overexertion into a habit. While it can inspire others if you work long hours once in a while, you want to return to a normal work ethic quickly so that you show your employees you value your own health.