Effective Manager

1876 Words Apr 24th, 2013 8 Pages
I. Introduction
In competitive world, nowadays, managers play a crucial role in remaining operations of companies. With increasingly rapid changes in the technology, culture and economy, a manager is put on a lot of pressure to ensure that the company is run in an effective way. A successful manager operates as catalysts, enablers, developers and coaches to help others make decisions instead of making them all themselves (Mitch McCrimmon, 2010). As Dario Priolo (2011) said, an "effective" manager takes responsibility for ensuring that each individual within his department succeeds and that the team or business unit achieves results. Successful managers require both talent and skill. Managerial skills can be developed through training,
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According to Stephen Williams (2002), to manage stress effectively people need to know why and how this happens. Managing causes of stress is the first step to kick away stress. Effective managers in most organisations must identify reasons leading to employees'stress. This can be originated from a variety of internal and external causes, namely working environment and condition, self-imposed, employer, and relationships. Knowing clearly those main causes of stress, I can define a particular solution suitable for each. Going back to my experience of team working for the presentation, now, i realise that I should not have put a lot pressure on myself, which was the main reason for my stress and I should tried to build relationship with others so that we can support together despite of keeping my own idear in a conservative way and behaving agressive to others. Managers of the future have to be tolorant team players, putting the objectives of the team above the ambitions of an individual (Hannagan, 2005).
Besides, one of the key elements of stress management strategies is being more assertive. "If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Figure out what you can do to change things so the problem doesn’t present itself in the future. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life" (Helpguide, 2012). A problem I noticed while working in team was that, we did not deal with our disagreement directly and quickly,