Chris Croft
Tips of the Month Archive

Managing People Tip 8


Who to delegate a task to

Find out about yourself

The Management Potato

Encouraging ideas


Something for your office wall

The unbroken chain

Are you a successful manager?

Monkey rules

What are managers really for?

Person in hole

Getting your hands dirty

Weekly meeting

Some awkward questions

The three Value Disciplines

Captain of the ship

Success as a manager:

Rate yourself out of ten for the following:

At least one Mentor to learn from and talk to.

A vision for your area, and the ability to communicate it.

Alignment of your personal goals with those of the organisation - at least approximately.

Skills, particularly -
budgeting time,
budgeting money,
project management,
presentation skills.

Being liked, and an ability to influence others.

Contribution - adding value to the organisation, as perceived by the customers.

Learning from defeat and failure:

Ongoing personal growth - from: reading, training, experiencing.


If possible, get someone you can trust to rate you on the above. And then take actions to improve any scores that need it.

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