Management is the art of getting things done through people.
Mary Parker Follett
In simple terms, management is about getting things done through other people. Of course we know being a manager is a lot more, but that is the primary responsibility of a manager. Building relationships with staff and vendors is important of course but accomplishing your tasks and projects is critical.
Don’t be afraid to assigns tasks and projects to your employees. It’s called delegation and that is the biggest part of your job as a manager.
A good manager also does not ask his staff to do something they would not do themselves. They need to feel like you are not asking them to do something they cannot accomplish or be successful.
It takes time and there can be some negative byproducts from the delegation, but that is part of the challenge as being a manager – delegating and hold them accountable for results.
Building strong relationships with your staff is incredibly important so they trust you and respect you. This will make it easier for both you and your staff as you delegate tasks and projects.
Delegate with conviction and consistency. Delegate to those who are best suited for the tasks or projects but also encourage those with weaker skills to learn new experiences through different opportunities that can be assigned to them.