SHARED FROM ARTICLE BY STELLA READ
ACCOUNTANT TODAY, SEPTEMBER 2007
The difference between the successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, rather a lack of will
- Vince Lombardi -
Management and leadership are not mystical things. They consist skills and techniques that can be practiced and improved upon. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Managers need to be flexible and create the right environment for motivating employees to stretch their limits. They have to be somewhat multi-dimensional to deal with the varied needs and desires of their employees.
Managers have a responsibility to influence their people’s thinking. Managers have to constantly find ways to present and sell ideas so they inspire people. Management is challenging, exciting and rewarding profession.
Best managers naturally press on with persistence and determination until they reach their interim goals, and their ultimate vision. Managers must keep their responsibilities in focus-in full view. A crucial part of the manager’s undertaking is to train and develop subordinates and this means not constantly ‘interfering’ or jumping in to do their work.