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?
January 18, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 18, 2020 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5 If I’m brutally honest, most of the time I think that I am [...]
January 17, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 17, 2020 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Matthew 4:12 There are days of mistreatment that come from disloyal and jealous people. Sometimes good people experience bad consequences, so the glory of God can be made known through [...]
January 16, 2020
Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 16, 2020 After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took the body of Jesus. And Nicodemus, who at first came to [...]