Cover Image
close this bookHundred Tips for a Better Management (Aga Khan Foundation, 1993, 70 pages)
View the document(introductory text...)
View the documentEditors
View the documentAn overview of PHC MAP
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentIntroduction
View the document100 Tips : The rules of the management game
Open this folder and view contentsManaging your time
Open this folder and view contentsRunning effective meetings
Open this folder and view contentsPlanning
Open this folder and view contentsLeadership : Lead, follow, or get out of the way. (Henry Ford, US Industrialist)
Open this folder and view contentsDecision-making I
Open this folder and view contentsDecision-making II
Open this folder and view contentsTeamwork
Open this folder and view contentsStaffing
Open this folder and view contentsCommunicating with your staff
Open this folder and view contentsListening
Open this folder and view contentsWriting
Open this folder and view contentsMotivating staff
Open this folder and view contentsSupervising
Open this folder and view contentsGiving feedback
Open this folder and view contentsCriticising performance
Open this folder and view contentsTraining I
Open this folder and view contentsTraining II
Open this folder and view contentsLast thoughts - Some laws of management to remember
View the documentReferences
View the documentAcronyms and abbreviations
View the documentPHC MAP MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Introduction

Have you ever wondered why some managers are able to get their work done quickly and others never seem to get anything done on time? Why do some meetings drag on and on, while others are models of organisation and efficiency? Why do some managers seem able to inspire their staff to do better work and others turn their staff off? Is it because some are better managers than other? Yes. That's why.

Can you become a better manager? Yes, you can. That's what this little guide is all about. It describes simple things that effective managers do to save time, to run better meetings, to inspire their staff, to get things done with less effort. Many of these things you can do also.

The tips are organised into categories (such as delegating, and managing your time) to make it easier for you to locate the kind of tips that interest you most. They are also short, so that you can read them quickly, whenever you have time. We have also tried to avoid lengthy discussions of management principles and gone straight to the tip, making specific suggestions about what you can do right now.

These tips are not a substitute for formal training in management, or even for careful reading of a few good books on the subject. But they may help get you started on a new path to better management. Try one. You may find that a small and simple change can make a big difference. These tips have helped others. They can also help you become a better manager.

Here's your first tip:

Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way they'll knock your socks off! Mary Ann Allison, Vice President, CitiCorp Eric Anderson, Financial writer