I recently picked up a brochure on relationship breakdown (planning to pass it to a mate who is going through some tough times) and took a moment to read it.
There was a list of ’10 Sure Ways to Breakdown’ and I realised much of the list applies to managing people in the workplace. So, borrowing from Shirley Cornish in Maroochydore, I offer the:
7 Sure Ways to Mismanage Your Staff
- Think ‘It’s my way, or no way’
- Blame or criticise the other
- Be intolerant or inflexible
- Behave in a hurtful manner
- React before you think
- Dismiss or oppose the others viewpoint
- Give up
These 7 items are pretty obvious when you read them now while your emotions and ego are in check. Avoiding them in the heat of battle when dealing with situations or pe0ple is indicative of a strong leader. Managing others always begins with managing ourselves, this list might help you identify where to focus your improvements.