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3 Ways to Improve Management

Updated on September 30, 2017
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I grew up in a small town called Whitesburg, Georgia. As a poor Woodard girl, I had to make my own living and opportunities.

I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.

— Jean Giraudoux

Being On The Same Page Matters

Become A Great Coach (Leader)

It’s not all about that scoreboard. It's not all about winning the game or election. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your team, your community, your family and your friends.

It’s by personal example; know how to deliver criticism and praise in a way that people will take to heart. It’s about being able to look people in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down; with bright eyes, love and joy in your heart. It’s about being compassionate. Making an effort to listen, understanding others and treating others with respect.

The best coaches and leaders can communicate and teach effectively. Clear communication stems from realizing how each player learns and tailoring the information to reach its intended target; measuring success by the improvements and their passion.

It’s about being motivated to achieve goals. Being organized, having a plan encourages others to believe and be motivated. If the coach/leader is motivated and is passionate, it makes the experience (the outcome) a positive one. Smiles are contagious and so is excitement.

To be successful, remove your limits. Sometimes you must do things differently. Make sure you have a lot of recourses and recognize what the truth is, what is a fantasy and what is a lie.

I judge people based on their capability, honesty, and merit.

— Donald Trump

Do Not Be A Bully

Some people use their power to destroy! A person in management, political office, a teacher, preacher or a policeman has a choice to use their power for good or evil. A person uses their power to get his or her way can destroy a company, cause a company to go bankrupt, lose good workers, cause a church to split, cause a divorce, cause a person to have trust issues and the list goes on.

An individual who forces someone against their will is abusing their power. They may use manipulation, guilt, threats or lies to trick or force to get his or her way. They use their power to bully. If a person has less authority in the relationship, they may have a harder time saying what they want, don’t think much of themselves, are scared, they feel insecure about losing the relationship, and the list goes on.

The person with power feels it is their right to make all the decisions. They feel in control all the time. After all, somebody put them in charge. Right

Johnny Paycheck - Take This Job and Shove It - Lyrics

Well that foreman he's a riggity dog

The line boss he's a fool

Got a brand new flattop hair cut

Lord he thinks he's cool

One of these days I'm gonna blow my top

And that sucker he's gonna pay

Lord I can't wait to see their faces

When I get the nerve to say

The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success.

— James Cash Penney

Build Relationships

To deny oneself a chance to experience living is like mentally torturing (hanging) oneself. To give somebody enough rope (to hang themselves) means to allow someone to do what they want to, knowing that they will most likely fail or get into trouble.

To shoot yourself in the foot means, you do something that damages your ambition, career, etc. It means not to intervene when someone is doing something wrong, so as to let them mess up before you challenge them. That way, you'll be on solid ground when you call them to account.

There is no doubt that nearly everyone will have experienced hurtful, frightening or deliberately gruesome moments in their lives; the terror, and the numbness of vulnerability. Separate your emotions from reality. Everyone has emotions that surface intermittently. People often say things they don't mean when they are in the middle of an emotional upset. Allow time and space for people to feel their emotions before you try to work things out.

However, we must hold ourselves accountable for our actions. Pay attention to people. Communicate openly. Appreciate each other. You can act in a way that is positive, respectful, constructive, and thoughtful. Your positive attitude may surprise people, and they will follow your lead.Remember we want to build relationships not to burn bridges.

Relationships are the groundwork that forms before anything else gets done on a project. The bigger the project, the more relationships you will usually need as a foundation. Relationships are the heart of businesses, in a baseball game, etc, Treating each other the way you want to be treated. If you keep that in mind, you will most likely succeed in building dependable relationships.

It doesn't make sense to form relationships just to get people to do the work for you. That won't work because people will feel used. Managers approach relationships with integrity. Managers form relationships because they have something to offer that person, or because they share some common goal.

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

— Warren Buffett

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

— Peter Drucker


Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect the outcome of your business endeavors.


1. The act of communicating; The transmission of thoughts.

2. The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior.Interpersonal rapport.

3. Communications; The art and technique of using words effectively to impart information or ideas.The field of study concerned with the transmission of information by various means, such as print or broadcasting. Any of various professions involved with the transmission of information, such as advertising, broadcasting, or journalism.

4. Something communicated; like a message.

5. Communications A means of communicating, especially verbally. A system, such as mail, telephone, or television, for sending and receiving messages.A network of routes for sending messages and transporting troops and supplies.

6. Communications The technology employed in transmitting messages

{"Sometimes you need conflict to come up with a solution. Through weakness, often, you can't make the right sort of settlement, so I'm aggressive, but I also get things done, and in the end, everybody likes me."
Donald Trump}

© 2017 Rosa Ann Crowder


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      Sarah Logan 10 months ago

      You are right, we don't want to shoot ourselves in the foot. When running a business, we don't need to be giving anybody rope to hang themselves. I agree we are to jump in before that person fails because it could be bad for the business.