Developing your Skills | October 16, 2012
Terry Thompson, Surrey, BC, CYBF Mentor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing Corporate Culture article series
The best advice that I ever received when researching how to develop great corporate culture was, “It’s simple, just have great managers.”
When you think about it this advice makes a lot of sense. The managers, starting with the CEO and other senior managers are the people charged with the performance of the organization. Middle managers are usually the people most responsible for the execution of the day-to-day operations. Accordingly, great managers (as described below) are the key component to any aspect of the organization, particularly culture.
So what makes a great manager? Much has been written on this subject and will probably continue to be written forever. However, to keep it simple and based upon my over 25 years of senior management experience, here are what I believe are the top five items (by which every manager at any level should be evaluated):
So what are the most frequently encountered obstacles to becoming a great manager?
My next series of articles will discuss all of the above in more depth and, hopefully, provide you a roadmap (in “bite-size pieces”) as to how to assess and develop yourself and your managers.
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