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Say this mgt. stuff is pretty sweet!!!

Ok so I started my new job today. First job as a REAL manager (I was a manager of a pizza place while in college, but that doesn't count.)

Come in this morning, get to my cube... nice size (much bigger than I'm used to)... plus, I'm on the 8th floor and I have a HUGE window to my back NICE. Now I don't have to email my friends on the other side of the building to find out what the weather is like! Met most of my staff today (2 project managers and a designer), they seem pretty cool and from what I hear, they're easy to work with (I just hope they find me easy to work for!)

So I know there's a few mgt. people on this board... got any advice for a newbie?

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start working on your flexibility
most management has their heads way up their asses.... jk
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start working on your flexibility
most management has their heads way up their asses.... jk
I resemble I mean resent that remark.

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Always say "please" & "thank you" -it goes a long way.
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Oh and most important...don't dip your pen in the company ink!
LMAO Bwah!! Never heard that one before, but good advice.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Remember that its always your ass on the line with your boss. Your underlings should feel the same way. Dont TELL them you are the boss but inform them that you expect productivity and will be rewarded like wise. Make friends with them but know where and when to draw the line.

Best piece of advice......its YOUR job to make them better. The better they perform the better you can perform. You move up--you carry them with you.

MOST IMPORTANT......If someone does a good job.....TELL THEM! Appreciation and reward with kind words is probably all they need to make them feel good As well it will you.

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Judgment
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Dependability
Tact
Initiative
Enthusiasm
Bearing
Unselfishness
Courage
Knowledge
Loyalty
Endurance

You can remember it easier by the acronym JJ DID TIE BUCKLE. Write these down, stick it under the glass on the corner of your desk. Work on it every day.
This list is also quite handy when it comes time to write a letter of recommendation for somebody. Jut pick a few items off the list, and the letter will practically write itself.
Congratulations on your new position, and good luck to you.
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Just remember...you WERE a manager of a pizza place ....Dont get a big head..and remember everyone wipes their ass the same way...Gain respect....LISTEN... and never abuse your position...and your team will kill for you..

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And most importantly, you pick up the bar tab.
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Take your group out for lunch or dinner and get to know them on a professional level. That goes a long way!
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treat your employees how you want your boss to treat you, with repect. remember the people under you help you keep the job your at. without them there wouldnt be this position for you to have. that doesnt mean they are better or you are. but never forget they are there working hard. and if you are a good boss it wont just be working hard, they will be working hard to make you happy with them and always remember to let them know when you are happy or unhappy with them but in a professional way.

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Don't leave them off in their own little isolated place in the office, never checking up with them or including them in anything... making them and their work feel like unnecessary overhead. That's how they'll end up with 1400 posts on CLSB!

Have a weekly mini-meeting to check up on what they are doing (like a project meeting). Informal and friendly, to remind them that you know what they're doing, and how it fits in to the company objectives.
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Oh ya and reward positive behavior, dont only come down on negative stuff.




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Managers and Group Leaders always should always lead by example.

All companies have a certain "company culture" established. Follow it. Learn it. Live by it.

Give your talented subordinates the empowerment they need, and don't micro-manage.
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Thanks for the tips - keep 'em coming.

I think I agree with all of you. Based on my experience with some of my managers, the key is to be friendly, without being TOO friendly. If you're everybody's buddy, then they will walk all over you, and you won't get anything done. If you're the complete opposite (a total hardcore asshole) your staff will hate you and you won't get anything done. It seems there's a fine line to walk to get the best results.

What's going to be challenging for me, is that I've been told by several people close to me that I'm very much a, "nobody can do it better than myself" person. So I tend to get a little frustrated if someone makes something more difficult than it should be - either on purpose, or if they truly are just confused. This will definitely be a big learning experience for me.

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What's going to be challenging for me, is that I've been told by several people close to me that I'm very much a, "nobody can do it better than myself" person.
That was the hardest part for me with management. There's going to be a lot of times where it's quicker and easier to do it yourself rather than show someone else how to do it (and trust that they won't screw up, that's the hard part) but you just have to get in the habbit of doing that. It took me a while, but once I did the job was a lot easier. Good luck

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