Most managers today have to do more with less and are under the gun to achieve bigger objectives. All leaders from the first-line supervisor to the division executive want to exceed their goals, preferably in grand fashion. Who wouldn’t?
The problem is that few managers are exceeding their goals. Many managers are stressed, anxious, doubtful and living in fear for their jobs. Too many are fed up with office politics and corporate ambiquity. While the economy is improving, growth rates in most companies are sluggish. The pressure is on to improve everywhere. Manager’s leadership practices are at the core of the issue, as shown in this Manager’s Report Card. With some adjustments there is hope that any given manager can turn things around.
The Manager’s Report Card
According to management derailment studies 50% of managers fail. Some say it’s worse than that. This is beyond the normal bell curve. These are massive failures, and those who don’t out-right fail are lacking key approaches that will motivate a […]