Key to being a great manager
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prime impetus to pursue a management specialisation is the fact that it
is the most sought-after qualification today. There is no denying the
importance of management education, since it is the acquisition of this
knowledge that instils a new confidence and poise, making individuals
ready to meet the challenges and opportunities of the corporate world.
beyond the management concepts and skills that you imbibe at B-school,
the one critical aspect that makes or mars your career is attitude. The right attitude centres on the WIN principle -- Work hard, Innovate and Never give up.
people work for 25 to 30 years, which can be broadly divided into four
phases of five to seven years each. The first lasts roughly five years
during which you learn to perform as an individual and as part of a
team. Along the way you learn the significance of individual
performance to the results achieved by the team.
the second phase, when the individual leads the team as a manager, he
learns that he is as good as his team. If he is able to motivate his
team to put in 100 per cent, he can deliver 100 per cent. In the
process, he hones his people management, relationship building, crisis
resolving and decision-making skills.
third and fourth phases are the most critical, where the practical
training and exposure of the first two phases are instrumental in
helping you withstand the pressures of the top and succeed.
In the fourth phase, you are expected to take care of the CEO: Customers, Employees and the Organisation/owners.
That's where your experience, foresight and understanding of the
business model and its needs come into play. Remember, the top of the
pyramid is narrow -- there's room only for the best.
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