So much attention is paid to whether employees are “engaged” in their jobs or not. But managers at all levels need to periodically ask themselves a similar question: Are YOU engaged in managing your employees?
In an effort to “empower” their staffs, too many managers take a completely hands-off approach, leaving employees alone unless they really need help. But this can create a rudderless ship and, as author Bruce Tulgan calls it, an “under- epidemic.”
The truth is, employees look to their immediate bosses to get what they want and need at work. To become the type of strong manager that your employees need, Tulgan suggests these eight steps in his new book, It’s Okay To Be the Boss:
1. Get in the habit: Manage each day
The only alternative to “management by special occasion” is getting in the habit of managing every day. Start by setting aside one hour every day— before anything goes right, wrong or average. C...(register to read more)