Staggering Managers Jobs
Create your own timeline according to the deadline of the project. Your timeline must be a way ahead of the deadline. This way, you could review the reports and you will be assured that the reports are properly done. Also, set a particular timeline for all the members of the group. This will prevent any delays of the project.
You can learn how to be a manger from reading good management books but to put that into practice is whole other story. We have learned from experience from running very high profile projects that people handle stress very differently. There is a frequent debate which rages on in the management community about if leaders are born or are they made. This is a separate topic for discussion in another article but this is something that you should keep in the back of your head about your own leadership traits. The fundamentals that we discuss may seem a bit obvious and some which do not. We feel that we have to bring awareness to these topics because we have seen time and time again, managers not living up to their expectations.
The second management fundamental that we are preaching is that it is your job to remove any roadblocks to your employee's success. What do we mean by roadblocks? Roadblocks are any issues that get in the way from your employees doing their jobs well. These roadblocks can be political, training, administrative, and anything else that could hinder productivity. An example of a political roadblock is when another manager from a different department stiff arms your employee from doing their job based on their own agenda to move up in the organization. This is something that does happen often in the corporate world. You are going to have to work within the system to steer the other manager from causing interference. These types of skills are crucial to have if you are to be successful as a manager.