This is a guest blog post by Pamela A. Scott
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This is how it went at the high school career fair. I was talking with students about what they wanted to do career-wise. “I want to be a manager,” one teenager said proudly.
“Why do you want to be a manager?” I asked.
“Because they make the big money,” she said with a smile on her face. “It’s easy.”
I knew it was going to be a long afternoon.
Are You a Manager?
Different workplaces have different job descriptions for “manager.” This one is courtesy of Indeed.com.
“An Engineering Manager uses their industry knowledge to oversee a variety of activities. They may coordinate and direct building activities on a construction site or activities related to maintenance, testing, quality assurance, operations, and production at a manufacturing site.”
As a manager, you know you have a host of responsibilities. This blog focuses on people management—managing yourself and your staff.
People Are Different
You know that people are different, but are you aware of how those differences show up? Let’s look at what people want or need from you when you set up a meeting.