How to be a Amazing Manager

I am going to teach you how to be an amazing manager.  These are the secrets that will make you the world’s best boss and put you on the career path to greatness — would I lie?

The amazing manager’s 5 point plan:

What you need to do is…

  1. Get out of your office
  2. Talk with your staff
  3. Listen to what they have to say
  4. Agree with them what they need to do
  5. Provide the resources they need to do it

Now I know what you are thinking…

Tell me something I don’t know James.  This is hardly amazing advice is it?

You’ve go me, it’s not, not really, no.

But the list isn’t the amazing bit.

The amazing bit is doing it.

P.S. Another one for the “do as I say not as I do” pile.

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  1. Hello James,

    It occurs to me that you are preaching revolution! Can you imagine what our world would be like if we did what we know there is to do. Like grow-sell-eat healthy foods. Like exercise. Like treat people as fellow human beings. Like put kindness-care-giving into the world….

    As for the revolution, I find my self in resonance with it. I have found, that actually walking the talk gets me into trouble with the higher ups.

    All the best

  2. James,

    It’s definitely not amazing, as you say, but you know what? It’s shocking how many managers don’t do this. So simple, and yet so under-appreciated.


  3. Tim Rodgers says:

    Obviously you have to do more than just get out of your office. You also have to listen, and “move rocks and carry water.” Thanks for sharing this.

  4. James,
    Can I suggest that getting out of the office and talking to people does not equate to having more meetings as that’s probably not the sort of talking you are alluding to….right?


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