Management By Objectives… “…Aaron and his sons are to go into the sanctuary and assign to each man his work and what he is to carry.” Numbers 4:19 b
Some people do not understand after the first attempt at explaining to them their responsibility on a project or in their job. Its vitally important that they comprehend their role and the value they are to accomplish in the overall mission. On the job training is important so that they have the opportunity to watch you or someone else complete the work with excellence. This also allows them to ask questions and interact with the trainer. In the long run your investment in people saves you time, money and personnel turn over.
So how can you specifically improve your management skills? First, make sure you are managed well by your supervisor or Board of Directors. You are likely to manage well if you are managed well. Secondly, have regular performance reviews. We do better when others are watching. The review needs to be relational, clear and results oriented.
Thirdly, walk around among your team. Seek to understand each person’s role and what is expected of them. Take the time to follow up with tasks you have delegated to others and follow through with your commitments. Effective leaders manage in person, not in isolation. Recluses manage unrealistically, but engaged managers manage in reality.
Lastly, challenge the management process. Do the systems of your enterprise facilitate management or stifle management? In other words, do you get the proper data needed to evaluate a person or situation or are you guessing and making assumptions not based on facts. Perhaps you regularly audit yourself with insightful questions. Am I managed well? How can I manage well without micromanaging? “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds” (Proverbs 27:3).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
August 13, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 13, 2020 We do not see our emblems; there is no longer any prophet, and there is no one among us who knows how long. How long, O God, is the foe to scoff? Is the enemy to revile your name forever? Why do you hold back [...]
August 12, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 12, 2020 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8 God’s will does not [...]
August 11, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – August 11, 2020 My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. James 2:1 Last weekend, my husband and I traveled to Kansas City for my mother-in-law’s memorial service. While there, we drove by a beautifully groomed [...]