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Are you working in a company and hate your boss?
How is it that all managers and bosses are such horrible people?
A more important question is: Are there actually good managers in the corporate environment?
If yes, what separates a good boss from a bad boss?
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I wanted to talk to you about management. It's a topic that I have on my list for quite a long time. But I'm listening to a book right now and they're talking about management as well. So I figured, you know what? It’ll be a great subject to cover for today, OK?
A lot of people are under the impression that everybody hates their boss and their bosses are, by definition sleazebags and scumbags who are basically out for themselves, especially when you hear people who are in the Internet marketing space, they think they know everything, my manager I hate them and blah, blah, blah. You don't want to have a manager or a boss or something. Right?
So you know me, my case, for example, I don't want to have a boss, but it doesn't mean that I hated my bosses. I didn't hate the guys. I made sure to design my work as I wanted it to be instead of them imposing something on me. But they were pretty cool people, you know.
And, you know, there's a lot of misconceptions about bosses and stuff like they're all bad and stuff, which is not the case. Right.
So what people are depicting in in sales videos and all that kind of stuff will be examples of bad management, like extreme examples of bad management, like the boss is yelling at you all the time and all that kind of stuff, you know, and people just think that this is the norm.
OK, you have good management and you have bad management. Managing people is very different from just doing the task. Sometimes what happens is you're good at sales, you're the best salesman. So they put you in charge of the sales team, but you were good at selling. You're not good at managing people.
So today I want to talk to you about good management. Because people only talk about bad management. There are a lot of good managers. And, you know, this needs to be recognized instead of just saying managers are all bad.
A good manager is someone who cares about the people in the team. So how are they contributing to the company? What is the task that they've done today and that kind of stuff that they do? They genuinely care about those people.
I was fortunate enough to have a manager that cared a lot. He genuinely cared. Sometimes he was asking me, dude are you OK? Because you don't seem OK. I was focused on something, trying to understand and read something on the screen, and he was always trying to figure out if I was OK.
Good Manager Bad Manager
So a good manager will care about you, your life. The last time I was working as a manager, I got everybody individually on an interview, but like a one to one. And I mean people were scared out of their minds, you know, they're like, oh, man, what does he want?
And one thing I told them was look, my job is to get you to where you want to go, regardless if it's with this company or not. Where is it that you want to go in life? Because I did care about where they wanted to go and being able to provide them with the right guidance and the right resources for them to be able to get there.
So it is important to understand that some people do care about their team. I think that one good thing that a good manager will do is that they will create an atmosphere of trust. Where people trust you and you trust them, OK?
And my team knew that I would be fighting for them. I had their back, whatever happened, and that they just had to go out and do what it is that they were doing the best. The team that trusts one another are actually going to work a lot better with one another.
The simple reason is that they will share information. If you don't trust people, they are not going to share information and they will hesitate if they need help to ask for help to other people. If you need something, you just ask and people will help you. And you know that you're going to do it for other people. They're going to do it for you.
OK, so this is very, very important because the atmosphere in which people work, I mean, people spend eight hours a day at work with these people. So you want to make sure that they feel happy when they're at work.
One other thing is making sure that people feel appreciated, that they feel appreciated for what they do. My priority in everything I do in every business is, first of all, it's my team before anything, before the clients, before the revenue, before the bla bla bla.
OK, so I will do everything for the team and the team will feel appreciated. They understand every time they do something for me, I value it, I value their opinion, I value their concerns if they have something and I value their quality of life, you know.
So you know, if I can do something to make their life easier and make the job more enjoyable and stuff like that, I will do it.