It has yet to be proven that anyone can really manage anyone else. We can influence, encourage even persuade. But manage?
The only person that we can really manage is ourselves. So next time as a manager you are confronted with a problem start to look for the solution in ever increasing concentric circles – starting from your desk.
The only thing that you can manage is you.
Yet so many managers fixate on managing other people, managing problems and opportunities that they hardly ever consider their own potential for development and change.
- What changes can you make in the way that you do your work that will help those that work with you to do their best work?