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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

behave like a manager...will you?

salam to all my readers...:)

well..it's already 4am and I'm still wake up to finish up my assignments..
yeahhh..after 3 semesters i've been in this aviation management,what i can say all about,it is normal to have this kind of attitude..."love your assignments like a love song"..lalalala~
jangan nak duk merunguttt..*walaupun bnyk kali merungut*...wink.!

people,tell me..what do you want in your life??
your determination...what do you want to be...
as you realize, will you be in love with what you are studying now??
ARE YOU REALLY LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW???
i'm not sure about others,but i am sure,myself can't do anything without love...it will not be perfect like i want,if my heart say.."sorry...this is not what i want"..then,that will be half and half work...don't say that i am fussy..but,this is the lesson that i got from all my lecturers....people want to see it complete,perfect..do you think that they want to listen to your excusessss...."sorry..i got fever yesterday,so i can't finish my work"..
insyaAllah,if i can stand with all these challenges..and "takdir" also say..yeahh..you are on the right path..i want to be a manager in future...
MANAGER??
what's on your mind??..money..money..wahh manager must have a lot of money..high salary...order people..
do you think it is easy to be a manager??
"manage yourself before you manage others"
like my lecturer say.."you just see a manager is driving BMW ,but you don't know how suffer he is to be a manager with a big responsible"
these are some tips that can make me imagine..how my life will be as a manager..

Tip 1.
Be consistent.
One thing people seem to value in their managers is consistency, knowing where they stand. They don't like managers who are moody - approachable one day and prickly the next. Of course, if you're going to be consistent, it would be better to be approachable all the time rather than 
prickly all the time.
Tip 2.
Don't have favourites.
This is linked to Tip 1. Treat everyone the same, don't have favourites. Or, more specifically, don't be perceived as having favourites.Perception is reality, as they say. This is particularly true in management, when the people you manage may interpret your actions is ways which surprise you. You need to be particularly careful to be seen to be treating everyone equally. For example, when allocating work, allowing time -well,i can see it through of what my lecturers do..nobody will be the favourite student..all are treated equally..:)
Tip 3.
Don't shout, swear, or have tantrums.
Just because you're a manager, it doesn't mean you're no longer a human being. You will still have frustrations and things will tax your patience. But you need to manage your emotions.When you're a manager, people are watching your behaviour. They expect you to be a role model in many ways ( see Tip 4 }.And they want you to behave consistently ( see Tip 1 ). So they don't want to see you coming in, slamming the door, cursing the person who cut you up on the way into work and generally behaving like a bear with a sore head ( or even a manager with a sore head ).One of the sacrifices you make when you're a manager is that you can't just behave exactly as you want, you've got to think about the impression you're making on other 
people.
Tip 4.
Be a role model for the behaviour you want from others.
 show the behaviour they expected from others.
The other type seemed to think that, now they were managers, they had " made it ". In other words, they could pass on all the pressure ( and the unwanted tasks ) to other people.
Tip 5.
Don't join in gossip.
Like it or not, if you're a manager of any kind, you represent the organisation you work for. You're a leader, a role model ( as I mentioned above ). People don't expect to see you joining in gossip ( and certainly not starting it ). If you hear other people gossiping, about the organisation or about the people in it, don't join in and don't encourage it.Be as open as you can with people, let them know what's going on and what's planned so there's less space for gossip. But it will still happen, it's pretty much human nature, just don't be a part of it.-yeahhh..this i am sure i can handle it.for sure i hate gossip..!..;p
Tip 6.
Similarly, don't criticise other people ( or the 
organisation ) publicly.
There are times, as a manager, when you should keep your opinions to yourself. Never criticise someone who works for you in front of their colleagues and refrain from joining in any moaning about the organisation. You may be tempted to let people know if you actually agree with their comments, but in the long run it tends to undermine your authority and respect.
Tip 7.
Since I've mentioned respect, as a general approach, go for 
being respected rather than liked.
Most people I've come across prefer to work for someone they respect. They don't necessarily have to like their managers but they do need to respect them in order for everyone to work together well.How do you get respect? By doing some of the things I've already mentioned - be consistent, treat people fairly and equally, show that you're prepared to behave the way you 
want others to behave, etc.
Tip 8.
Don't try to be " one of the gang ".
This is one of the hardest things for new managers to work out, how to walk that line between being " friendly " and being " the boss ". As I've said, aim to be respected first. People are looking for a lead from you, they know you're the manager and not " one of the gang ". They 
expect certain things from you.
Of course you should be friendly and approachable but accept 
you're not just one of the team, you're a leader.
Someone on a workshop asked, " How friendly is too friendly? " I don't think there's a clear answer to that, you need to make your own judgements. But I've touched on a few things - e.g. don't join in gossip, don't criticise the organisation to people who work for you.If your team are going out for a drink after work, should you go with them? Of course, it depends on whether they've asked you! But, if they do, should you go? I'm not saying that you shouldn't, you don't want to be seen as aloof or uninterested in them as people. But you may decide only to do it occasionally, not every time they go out. And you still need to watch how you behave and what you say when you 
are out with them.

why i wrote about this tips to be a manager??because last week..my lecturer said.."practise yourself now to behave like a manager"...i assumed this is part of my responsible to myself..as a reminder...

p/s:well,even you don't want to be a manager..don't ignore this tips..because it also can help you to behave like a manager of yourself..it's a good thing..positive attitude..why not,we try to practise it..good luck.!..:)

2 comments:

  1. it's not easy to berjaya..dat is wat my doc said to me :)

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  2. "love your assignments like a love song"
    I will take this one! hehehe =)

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