6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Senior Managers

6 Ways To Get The Most From Your Senior Managers

Managing projects and challenges that come your way often is an easier task than the dealing with issues around the management of people around you.

There are so many resources available to help with engaging with your management team and we’ve picked the best for you in this guide.

Here’s our top 6 ways to get the most from your senior managers.

Understand what makes them tick

For a positive working relationship at any level it’s important to understand makes the team take the action it does or respond in certain ways. When faced with an issue from one of your managers, instead of immediately offering advice, include them in the process and ask what they would like to see happen from your discussion and what outcome they desire.

Here’s a few ways to start understanding your team…

How senior managers think

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonselk/2015/10/28/getting-the-most-out-of-your-team-a-leadership-lesson-from-royals-manager-ned-yost/#5e7af5294311

How to read your boss’s mind

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/12/02/how-to-read-your-bosss-mind/#401d1b906f4e

Share your visions

Managers at any level need a shared vision. This can be with others at the same level, people in their team and especially managers senior to them. Having a shared vision and knowing what you are all working towards in the short and long term can inspire a team and management each day,

Here’s a few ways to start sharing your company’s visions with your managers…

What people need most from leaders: a note to senior managers

Link: http://i-lead.com/ila-articles/what-people-need-most-from-leaders-a-note-to-senior-management/

Inspiring your team with curated chemistry

Link: http://smallbusiness.co.uk/inspiring-team-curated-chemistry-2538181/

The easy secret to getting the most out of your team

Link: http://fortune.com/2016/10/14/the-easy-secret-to-getting-the-most-out-of-your-team/

Getting the most out of your team: a leadership lesson from Royal’s manager Ned Yost

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonselk/2015/10/28/getting-the-most-out-of-your-team-a-leadership-lesson-from-royals-manager-ned-yost/#5e7af5294311

Give them the authority

Your managers need to be given the resources and authority in order to do the best job they can. If they are restricted in what they can do it can have an affect on the rest of their team they then manage. Motivation comes from all levels within a company and the mood of just one person can be infectious (or poisonous) for a team.

Here’s a few ideas to start motivating those around you…

How to motivate your managers  

Link: https://www.inc.com/avinoam-nowogrodski/playbook-how-to-motivate-managers.html

How great managers motivate their employees

Link: https://www.thebalance.com/how-great-managers-motivate-their-employees-1918772


Whenever you have the opportunity, delegate all tasks and projects to your senior managers. After all, you hired them for their skills so make good use of them by using their knowledge and skill set.

Look for senior managers that share your passion for the project and can add to your own ideas to really deliver a fantastic outcome.

Here’s a few ideas to start delegating to your team…

How to delegate when launching a business

Link: https://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/richard-branson-how-to-delegate-when-launching-a-business


Link: http://www.businessballs.com/delegation.htm

Successful delegation

Link: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_98.htm

Review their progress

Employees at all levels want to know how they are doing in their role. Make reviews and feedback a part of your own duties and encourage your senior managers to conduct them within their own teams also. Appraisals can be beneficial to you as well as your senior managers and sadly are not used as much as they should be. To avoid missing out on hosting appraisals, schedule them into your diary on a recurring basis.

Here’s some tips to start your team appraisals…

7 reasons why you should be conducting performance appraisals more often

Link: https://social.hays.com/2015/08/31/7-reasons-why-you-should-be-conducting-performance-appraisals-more-often/

5 reasons why performance appraisal is essential

Link: http://learnthat.com/5-reasons-why-performance-appraisal-is-essential/

Goals of employee performance evaluation

Link: https://www.thebalance.com/employee-performance-evaluation-goals-1918866

Make time for your team

It’s important for managers, no matter how high within an organisation, spend time with individuals in their team. It’s fine to not want to spend all your free time with colleagues but it never hurts to pencil in a little time for them to start creating a connection with them.

Here’s a few ideas to

Should I socialise with my co-workers?

Link: https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/should-i-socialise-with-my-co-workers

Title Should you socialise with your colleagues outside work?

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38224684

How to socialise outside of office hours

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2000/apr/29/jobsadvice.careers10