Have you ever heard of the saying your actions speak louder than your words? As a small business owner and Manager, I have learnt how true this is when it comes to your success as a Manager in your own company or working for someone else.
I’m sure we can all remember a time we have had a manager who was all talk and no action. They dominate over you and the team and even would boast to staff of their achievements and successes in their career to try and impress the team. Yet when it came to taking action they didn’t rise to the challenge but just put pressure back on the team.
As a small business owner, I often have to adapt and do different roles in order to keep things running smoothly. I actively recruit staff for organisations as well as managing a team, doing internal training and recruitment, accounts, networking plus marketing my business. I’m also more than happy to do the coffee run or post-run where needed too. I’m not afraid of hard work and never ask my team to do something I am not prepared to do myself. I’m really big on leading by example in all I do in business and I think it allows me to understand what’s going on and the heart of my business and keeps a connection with my staff strong as they see I’m working hard too.
What do you think, do your manager's actions speak louder than their words?