Ripe But Not Ready For Management
Do you think you are ready for a management position?
As I sit here thinking about the role of a manager, and what it entails, I realise that there is far more to management than just obtaining managerial qualifications to manage a team. Even if you possess a passion or desire to manage a team, that only will not be sufficient enough for you to take on the task effectively.
You can be a very organized person, and present quite confident and competent, but that only will not guarantee that you have the necessary ability or qualities to fulfil a management role. Unfortunately neither will confidence in your abilities to manage prove that you have the necessary skills to manage a team of people.
Managers have an inner capability, an approachable personality and the appropriate characteristics to fit the role that they portray. No amount of strategic qualifications in management can prepare you for a managerial role with the practical or inner qualities that a manger should possess.
Many managers should have some of the following qualities and abilities:
- Informational Knowledge
- Quick Thinker
- A Listener
- A Motivator
- An Encourager
- A Directive
- A Problem Solver
- A Strategists
Without the above mixture of qualities and attributes, a person who is intending to embark on a management role will find it difficult to fulfil that particular role.
Not all of us should assume that we can fulfil the role of a manager.
If you are thinking about embarking upon a career in management, make sure that you bare the above in mind. `Not everyone is up to the task’.