From the freelance distance: how to be a better manager

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I have been freelancing for over five years now. Through this time I have worked for great companies and learn a lot of how to do things well, and things not so well. What makes a good boss?

Learn, train and develop yourself

No one is born a manager. You have to learn and develop as one. There is nothing wrong about going to school. I do it all the time because it is what makes us good.

Develop time-management skills

Use your time wisely and dedicate the time that your colleagues deserve. Find ways to be effective with your time and not become a blocker.

Active listening to win

Active listening is not thinking about what you going to say next, but listening to what they say to you. Most people, including myself, think that we have to have ready our reply so we don’t pay full attention.

Motivate

If your team is behind you will win. They will stay late if something needs to be done urgently, they will side you when there is a problem, they will go the extra mile when it’s not necessary.

Sit with your team

Get involved with your team. Sit with them. It’s the best way to know what’s going on and to get your team behind you. Laugh and help are easier when you are nearby.

Don’t need to know all the answers

Ever wondered why you have a team? Because we can’t know everything. If you don’t know the answer you can say, nothing wrong to not know everything. It’s worth bullshitting or lie.

Give credit, don’t take it

I have seen managers that take the credit in front of their of leading a great team. Teams are created by people if people are great the team is great so don’t take the credit, give it.


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