The word “manager” is enough fast became the practice of the modern world. And if before all wanted to be astronauts, but now they all want to be managers. Yet few people know what it is to manage people, how it feels to spend weekends at work and what it is to bear responsibility for others. In this article I have tried to consider the personal qualities of a manager, managing themselves and their time.
The main qualities of a modern manager, include:? ability to govern themselves,? the ability to influence others,? commitment to personal growth,? resourcefulness? Ability to train subordinates.
Ability to govern themselves. The need to be able to govern themselves by the fact that a person who wants to control others must first learn to govern themselves. Work can absorb man to squeeze out of his creative power and take away the joy of life. Therefore, the manager must learn to treat ourselves as a unique and invaluable resource, always maintaining its performance.
This skill is made up of four main components.
An ability to maintain their own physical health, it is easy to track performance of which is a stable weight.
2. Ability to maintain your own mental health. To do this:? learn and know their inner world;? experience, recognize and express their feelings without suppressing their own emotions;? To strive to establish good relations with others and at the same time patiently endure a dislike to him by subordinates;? calmly accept setbacks, seeing them as inevitable and even useful, allowing to learn;? seek to create conditions that would sharply enough to stimulate activity, but did not show the least excess of requirements, leading to stress.
3. The presence of robust system of personal values. If the head is insufficiently clear of his personal values, he will miss the solid bases for decision-making can therefore be perceived by others as unfounded.Life values are produced under the influence of experience on the stage of the human person and in the long term may be inappropriate and even destructive. Therefore it is necessary from time to time to subject them to questioning and review. New experience and introspection affect people. However, major shifts occur only when the old values reveal its inadequacy, or when the situation lead to unwanted results. Consequently, the manager should give serious consideration to the question about their values, modify them under the influence of accumulated data.
4. Ability to manage own time. The necessity of this skill comes from the fact that any person, including a manager there are only two of his personal life: his health and his age. If humans could somehow maintain, while irreplaceable, it can only be spent. Studies have shown that the typical manager is literally fighting for those time intervals during which it would be no distraction. And within a month he can count only 9 such intervals, lasting for half an hour.
French writer Jean de La Bruyere (1645-1696) in his book, “Characters, or morals of our age,” pointed out: “Who does not know how to properly use their time, that first complained of his lack of … he had no time to engage in any business, nor to indulge in pleasures . … Any minister, as if he was not busy, every day lost in vain, at least two hours, and how much it will be for a lifetime. People of lower rank cherish my time is even smaller. How measureless and daily waste what was so precious and what we do not have forever. “
According to the company ?Esselte Leitz?, German managers spend at work 70 hours a week, England – 60, U.S. – 58, French – 56, Sweden – 54. 23% of German managers are working 80 hours a week, 24% – 100. For 75% of managers working week has become a seven-day period.
By definition, Stephen Covey is divided into four stages of development of theoretical research and practical developments in the management of personal time. In considering these stages must be understood that each subsequent one did not reject the previous one, and incorporates it into itself.