5 At-Home Activities You Can Do To Improve Your Managerial Skills

Managing a team can be tough.

Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be learnt and anyone, whether a natural manager or not, can take steps to improve their ability and get more out of their colleagues.

While leadership skills can be built up in the workplace, there are ways to further improve at home.

1) Hit the books

If you want to learn from the experts there’s one simple way to do it – pick up leading managerial books.

Whether you read a chapter as you eat breakfast in the morning or on a lazy Sunday, you can pick up some excellent tips and techniques.

Among ones to consider trying first are Marcus Buckingham’s First, Break All the Rules, One-Minute Manager by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard, and John Kotter’s excellent Leading Change.

2) Get out and meet new people

Your team at work will be made up of different personalities and learning how to effectively communicate with each can boost your managerial skills.

Outside of work creating opportunities to meet new people from different backgrounds can give you a chance to improve communication techniques and the art of building relationships with a huge range of individuals.

Communication is key to driving your colleagues towards your mission.

3) Develop a presence

Part of communication is the words that we speak, but our presence plays a big role too.

This can include body language, tone of voice, and facial expressions.

Being more aware of your presence outside of work and taking up an activity, such as a sport, can help you develop this.

You can then translate this to your managing position, helping to better portray your vision, instructions, and meaning when speaking to staff.

4) Get organised

If your home life is generally a bit unorganised it can reflect in your work too.

Managers are required to juggle many different aspects and keep on top of long-term projects and daily tasks.

Making organisation part of your everyday routine at home will mean that you’ll be doing it at work without even thinking about it in no time.

5) Be creative

As a leader, you’ll typically be faced with problems throughout your position.

Getting into a creative frame of mind outside of work can boost your critical thinking, problem solving skills, and inspire some innovation.

Being creative can not only act as a positive outlet but improve your operations at work too.

Trevor McClintock

Trevor McClintock

Trevor McClintock is an award-winning business consultant and entrepreneur with a proven track record of growing businesses and skyrocketing revenues. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Get in touch with Trevor today!

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