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How to be a Good Manager
Yiping Cheng
2014-01-03

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Don't aim for perfection
• Getting it done well and on time is much
more important than doing it "Perfectly".

Achieving b...
Carrying your share is not enough
• Bosses value people who do their job and
look around for, create or ask for more real
...
Follow Through
• Tie up the loose ends of your assignments.
Don't wait to be reminded, particularly by a
Supervisor.

4
Don't Take Problems to your boss
• If you lack the authority, come prepared
with solutions when you broach the
problem. Ev...
Forget about excuses
• No boss cares why an assignment wasn't
done. It's your job to get it done and on
time.

6
Attendance counts
• People quickly become aware of who
makes an effort to be there and who uses
any excuse to miss a day

...
Don't be a squeaking wheel
• Don't be seen as " Here comes a problem".

8
Deal directly with the person who
makes the decision
• Dealing with people with less authority
may be easier on your nerve...
Don't wait for approval
• Let's say you need some special work
done. Don't stop with getting approval. If
the other person...
Learn to translate boss language
• "If it's not too much trouble" means, "Do it,
and the sooner the better".

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Learn what other people in the
company are doing
• What were last year's big triumphs and
failures? How does your job' int...
Protect the company's reputation
• Never discuss company business and
people where strangers can overhear.
Even in private...
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  1. 1. How to be a Good Manager Yiping Cheng 2014-01-03 1
  2. 2. Don't aim for perfection • Getting it done well and on time is much more important than doing it "Perfectly". Achieving balance in life is about identifying different ways to solve the little things rather than aiming for perfection ubiquitously 2
  3. 3. Carrying your share is not enough • Bosses value people who do their job and look around for, create or ask for more real work. 3
  4. 4. Follow Through • Tie up the loose ends of your assignments. Don't wait to be reminded, particularly by a Supervisor. 4
  5. 5. Don't Take Problems to your boss • If you lack the authority, come prepared with solutions when you broach the problem. Even though your boss may not use your solutions, you've made an impression as a problem solver - not as a problem collector. 5
  6. 6. Forget about excuses • No boss cares why an assignment wasn't done. It's your job to get it done and on time. 6
  7. 7. Attendance counts • People quickly become aware of who makes an effort to be there and who uses any excuse to miss a day 7
  8. 8. Don't be a squeaking wheel • Don't be seen as " Here comes a problem". 8
  9. 9. Deal directly with the person who makes the decision • Dealing with people with less authority may be easier on your nerves, but you'll be wasting time and effort. 9
  10. 10. Don't wait for approval • Let's say you need some special work done. Don't stop with getting approval. If the other person doesn't follow through, you're left looking inept. 10
  11. 11. Learn to translate boss language • "If it's not too much trouble" means, "Do it, and the sooner the better". 11
  12. 12. Learn what other people in the company are doing • What were last year's big triumphs and failures? How does your job' intertwine with all this? Then you'll understand when, how and where to press for your goals. 12
  13. 13. Protect the company's reputation • Never discuss company business and people where strangers can overhear. Even in private, be reticent。 13
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