Are you an Accidental Manager?
Perhaps you built your business from scratch on your own, and now the only way to grow your business is to employ people.
You might be great at what you do, but managing people is a whole different ball game.
Or maybe you are employed, and you were brilliant in your previous role.
Fantastic technical skills, knowledgeable, hardworking, taking pride in improving your own performance day in, day out.
Fully deserving of a promotion to the next level.
But promotion means you have to manage a team, and that wasn’t part of the career plan.
Either way, you are an accidental manager because you didn’t ever really intend to manage people, but you have to because it comes with the job.
Lots of accidental managers find team leadership a struggle.
And a lot of teams find accidental managers hard work.
The saying is that employees join companies, but leave managers.
High staff turnover, increased absence or workplace stress, and difficulty holding on to your best employees are strong indications
that a manager in your business has a problem with leading teams.
How much could an accidental manager cost your business?
Struggling accidental managers tend to say things like:
“I don’t have time to manage a team – I’m too busy doing the day job”.
“I just wish I could find motivated employees who will cooperate with me”.
“I can’t delegate any of my workload because no-one can do it as well as me”.
What is the solution?
Good managers aren’t born – they are made.
They are made through experience – they have worked for a great manager themselves, and have picked up some positive behaviours without realising it.
Or maybe they have worked for terrible managers, and learnt what not to do.
Maybe they have been on a training course, or studied a management qualification.
But what if their role models have all been mediocre managers?
What if there isn't time to attend training courses or complete assignments?
Or they’ve already done the courses, but what they learnt didn’t stick, or didn’t seem relevant to your workplace?