In the current down turn of the economy, people want to know what to do when times are tough. Here are 4 key habits to apply when the going gets tough.
1. Be actively engaged in the process: A manager should be wholly involved with their team and project, as this will ensure that they are being productive, efficient, and successful.
2. Model behaviours: As a manager, you should lead by example to encourage your employees to adopt your habits and attitudes.
3. Lead by Influence: Employees want to feel valued.
4. Know what your calendar looks like two weeks in advance: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Planning - it is important to set goals, identify objectives, and establish a timeline.
Planning - it is important to set goals, identify objectives, and establish a timeline.
Delegation- this is the best way to get things done when you can't do them all.
Accountability- this ensures that on an individual level, people have a sense of responsibility for their actions.
Feedback- feedback helps to understand what employees want and need to be
Make a list of the most important tasks you need to do on a weekly basis. Prioritize these tasks and decide which one needs your attention first. Once you have completed that task, move onto the next one. Don't forget to reward yourself for completing your tasks!