The modern manager
needs to develop leadership skills.
Leaders create an inspirational vision to gain the commitment of staff
to achieve goals. There is a difference
between managers and leaders. Managers
implement policy. Leaders create and
communicate policy and lead people.
Managers need to delegate to free themselves up to concentrate on the critical tasks of management. You can delegate authority but you can’t delegate responsibility.
Managers need to be able to motivate themselves and others. Different things motivate different people. The power of expectation is a good motivator as staff like to live up to their manager’s expectations.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He has published numerous journal articles in the fields of learning, study skills, personal development, motivation and management. He is the author of 28 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have gone into foreign translations including Russian, Spanish, Danish and Norwegian, and second editions. Some of his books have been published in India. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS) and a Member of the Irish Institute of Industrial Engineers (MIIE). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).