Being a manager is a lot of work, and being a good manager is hard work. Be responsible and empathetic and you can become a great manager.
1. Find a good mentor
How did you learn everything for your job today? Most likely, from others who have done it before. Finding a good mentor is essential.
Always be learning new ways you can approach problems.
3. Mimick or Avoid
Look to the best managers you had in your career and emulate their best traits and avoid their worst.
4. Be Responsible
Nobody likes an irresponsible manager. Stay on top of your duties. Take notes. Make lists. Attend meetings. Give a heads up when you’re going to fall short.
5. Keep Alignment
Make sure everyone on your team is on the same page, and then make sure everyone else in the company is in agreement that the alignment is correct.
Keep the bad, annoying, or tedious stuff away from your team. Your job is to make their job easy, even if that makes your job harder.
Put yourself in your team’s shoes. Try to look at the world through their eyes when making decisions.
8. Resolve Conflict
When conflict arises, it’s your job to resolve it. Break through barriers or mend bridges together. Always hear both sides before making a decision or calling something out.