Management Skills: Run a Tight Ship
The first and biggest challenge for any new manager is finding the right balance between being a good people manager and an effective task manager. In my last two Management Skills Series articles I wrote about being nice and how we have to treat everyone in the workplace like people. Both were warm-and-fuzzy feel-good posts addressing people management, but we are also responsible for getting real results for the organization. And getting results starts with establishing a culture of discipline and standards, or in other words, with running a tight ship. Here’s how I try to do it.
And there are loud noises and loud children that need to learn to play the “quiet game.” That’s not grumpiness on Carl’s part, he’s just focused on his task and likes to run a tight ship. He’s just keeping it real the best he can.