Supporting Yourself with Daily Affirmations for Managers
Part of the Managing For Dummies Cheat Sheet
No one ever said that being a manager is easy. And if someone ever did say that, obviously he’s never been the boss. You can make your job as a manager easier by supporting yourself with the following daily affirmations:
The energy of your area and the people in it starts with you. Be an energizing manager.
Managing is a people job. Put people first.
Managing is what you do with people, not to people.
Walk your talk; back up your words with actions. People believe what they see more than what they hear.
You gain power when you share power with your employees.
The best business is common sense.
Always ask: What do your customers value, and how do you know that they value it?
The best performance starts with clear goals.
You get what you reward.
If you can’t measure performance, you can’t manage it.
It’s not personal, it’s business.
If you don’t like the way things are today, be patient. Everything will change tomorrow.
Make work fun. Doing so is good for you and for the bottom line.
Don’t sweat the small stuff (it’s all small stuff).
The simple approach is often the best approach.