Good Managing and GREAT Managing - Deciding what you suck at?!

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A good manager gets involved in his employees tasks and helps them to shape the path ahead, he tries to improve all the aspects of his business.

A great manager helps build the environment for his employees to excel at their tasks, he consciously chooses the aspects of his business that will perform poorly.

It may sound count productive "decide what aspects my business is bad at?!". But truly you won't please all of the people all of the time, much like a grocery store your business needs a lose leader to help push other products.

Consider Wal-Mart; Wal-Mart chooses to compete on price and therefore is willing to not do as well at décor or customer service as somewhere like American Eagle which takes time to design its stores and hire helpful staff.

You need to decide and accept what your business is, you will never be all things to all people. Don't try and dilute your brand by attempting such. If you are a premium product be a premium product, if you are great customer service be just that. Know what the core of your business is and sell it, decide where you will not excel and don't ever try and sell it.

Be your business, be a great manager, decide what you suck at.
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  • Profile picture of the author SoCalMarketing
    This is the sentiment of great leaders indeed. A lesson many of us would be well served to learn. A lot of us think that we should "bring up the rear" by focusing on our weaknesses to improve in those areas instead of focusing on what we are already great at bringing that to the next leve..

    Identify what you suck at.. and move on to the good stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    It is important that we should know how to manage our time well to the business. Without good management, your business will not live longer. We need to identify what we're suck at, and we should overcome and do something to improve the business in no time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chloe Emerson
    Originally Posted by BH_Winchester View Post

    You need to decide and accept what your business is, you will never be all things to all people. Don't try and dilute your brand by attempting such. If you are a premium product be a premium product, if you are great customer service be just that. Know what the core of your business is and sell it, decide where you will not excel and don't ever try and sell it.
    Trying to be all things to all people will cause you to become neurotic, which, in turn, will ruin your business, causing you to become broke.

    "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time". ~penned by John Lydgate, popularized by Abraham Lincoln
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