Tips to Become a Better Manager in 2016, Part 1

This is the first of three blog entries I will publish this month on how to become a better manager. These entries are based on the lessons I learned from the more than three decades I spent in the corporate world, both as an insider and as an external consultant.\r\n\r\nToday, I want to cover what strong managers do to hire the best people.\r\n\r\n1. They set high standards. In my early years as a manager, I was coached to assess if the candidate could at least become my replacement. In fact, why not raise the bar and look for somebody who could potentially become your boss?\r\n\r\n2. They do not compromise. This is a tough one. The temptation is always there to lower the standards and be able to fulfill an open position. Strong managers resist the temptation and take their time to find the ideal candidate for the role.\r\n\r\n3. They are accountable for the process and outcome. I have seen managers complain to human resources and recruiters about the lack of candidates. But strong managers are always recruiting, even if there is not an open position. They have a list of potential candidates to replace every single member on their teams.\r\n\r\n

\r\n\r\nFeel free to use the comments section on this page to ask questions or post comments.\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\

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