5 Small Mind-Set Shifts to Become a Better Manager

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It can be unsettling to see how the difference between success and failure sometimes comes down to very small details.

Whether it’s professional or personal success, certain behaviors often make it possible to create real differences over the long term!

Here are five small mind-set shifts you can adopt to become a better manager:

#1 – Forget Pedigree When Hiring

Hiring the right people shouldn’t be about selecting based on pedigree. Pedigree is just a small comfort for people who aren’t able to read their candidates’ true potential. Relying on it when hiring only leads to a growing company of people who walk, talk, and think alike. And we all know that what makes a company thrive over the long term is diversity.

If you really want to foster innovation and success, you’re better off hiring for attitude. Think about hiring based on complementary personalities, cognitive diversity, and a pool of shared values (the only thing that people should absolutely have in common). This is the shortest and fastest path to hiring success!

#2 – Set the Right Expectations

Every time new people join your team, they should know exactly what is expected of them in terms of what success looks like, the targets they’ll have to hit, and which behaviors are encouraged (and those that are not) to achieve them.

If you don’t do that in the first place, the odds are pretty high that new employees will go in the wrong direction only to be told a few weeks later that what they did is complete nonsense. No manager wants to be in the position of having to tell an employee he or she should have done something he or she was never actually told to do. In the end, it will only undermine your credibility as a manager.

#3 – Make Room for Individuality and Originality

Once it has been made clear what you expect from everyone, do not be too rigid on the actual way people should reach their targets. If you want them to be fully engaged on a day-to-day basis, you should allow your team to express who they are as long as it helps them achieve their goals. Read more here…

Source: HR Daily Advisor

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