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What is the hardest part about being a manager?

I am currently a junior in high school and want to learn more about being a manger .
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John’s Answer

Andres it's a great feeling to know that you are trusted to make important decisions. You'll be in charge of employee schedules, ordering supplies and budgeting. You'll get to interviewpeople, hire them and promote them. Managers have a great deal of responsibility, which for the right person, is a big job perk. But... part of being a manager is making some very difficult decisions. Managers have to make a lot of unpopular decisions for the good of the company. So if you don't have a thick skin and can't deal with people not liking you, then you're better off staying out of management. Is your favorite employee stealing money out of the cash register? Did three people call out for the same shift? You'll be the one held responsible every time something goes wrong, like it or not.

With the more responsibility you get, the more pressure you'll face. With all these hassles to deal with, why would anyone ever accept a management job? People do it because they like to teach and coach people. They do it because they like to encourage people. They enjoy building a team and helping their team members thrive and grow. They like setting goals and hitting those goals -- not through their own individual efforts, but by supporting their teammates.

Hope this was helpful Andre

Thank you Kim for your continued support. You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. John Frick

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N’s Answer

Here are my thoughts about the life of a manager:
- Being a manager is a blessing and a curse. It comes with its advantages and disadvantages.
- Yes, you have more responsibility, but also yes, you have the ability to delegate tasks.
- Being a manager is all about knowing how to manage yourself, your time, your tasks, but also other resources time and tasks. Because at the end of the day, it is your responsibility that the work gets done, whatever way you believe is the most efficient way to get there.
- There is no ONE way to be a manager. Everyone has got their own style, some are more comfortable being micromanagers, and being close to the tasks performed by other resources working with them, others are more comfortable being macro manager, and don't want to be involved in the details of how you get there. I think finding the right balance between the two styles is perfect, but that is up to you.
- Being a manager involves you leading the team, knowing how and when to provide instant feedback, constructive criticism about their strengths as well as development points, but you also have to listen to what they have to say, as every manager needs to know what they need to improve on for the benefit of the team.
- Last, being a manager gives you a certain level of power, the ability to lead and guide the team in a certain direction, the ability to take certain key decisions, but it also puts you in a position, where if something goes wrong, you need to make sure you are ready to take the bullet for the team, and stand up for them rather than throw them under the bus. You fail as a manager, if you don't stand up for your team when something goes wrong.

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Vera’s Answer

managing people

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Pete’s Answer

It is very important to have a broad perspective. You need to be empathetic to the team members that you are leading, your customers, the leadership level above and your peers. This complex relationship structure requires you to flex your approach depending on the person and the situation. Tough to learn this from a book, stay humble and be a good listener.

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Nick’s Answer

Managing people is difficult because it can't be only about the work but about the personalities.

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Tara’s Answer

LIstening to your people, showing empathy and ability to make decisions.

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