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Monday, 3 October 2016

Rules of Management

100 Rules Of Management (from the book) 

 For every business to prevail, there must be a sense of management to keep that business up and running, rules and ideas to take the business to even greater heights.

         Managing your team - 1

  1. Get them emotionally involved
  2. Know what a team is and how it works
  3. Set realistic targets - no, really realistic
  4. Hold effective meetings - no, really effective
  5. Make meetings fun
  6. Make your team better than you
  7. Set your boundaries
  8. Be ready to prune 
  9. Offload as much as you can - or dare
  10. Last the make mistakes
  11. Accept their limitations
  12. Encourage people
  13. Be very, very good at finding the right people
  14. Take the rap
  15. Give credit to the team when it deserves it
  16. Get the best resources for your team
  17. Keep track of everything you do and say
  18. Celebrate
  19. Be sensitive to friction
  20. Create a good atmosphere
  21. Inspire loyalty and team spirit
  22. Fight for your team
  23. Have and show trust in your staff
  24. Respect individual differences
  25. Listen to ideas from others
  26. Adapt your style to each team member
  27. Let them think they know more than you (even if they don't) 
  28. Don't sideways have the last word
  29. Understand the roles of others
  30. Ensure people know what is expected of them
  31. Use positive reinforcement motivation
  32. Don't try justifying stupid systems
  33. Be ready to say yes
  34. Train them to bring you solutions, not problems                                                               See also; 10 types of ideas that will never make you a successful entrepreneur                                                                                                                Managing yourself - 2                                                                                                                        
  35. Get it done/work hard
  36. Set an example/standards 
  37. Enjoy yourself
  38. Don't let it get to you
  39. Know what you're supposed to be doing
  40. Know what you're actually doing
  41. Be positive, not reactive
  42. Be consistent
  43. Set realistic targets for yourself - no really realistic
  44. Have a game plan, but keep it secrete
  45. Get rid of superfluous rules
  46. Learn from your mistakes
  47. Be ready to unlearn - what works changes
  48. Cut the crap - prioritize 
  49. Cultivate those in the know
  50. Know when to kick the door shut
  51. Fill your time productively and profitably 
  52. Have a Plan B and a Plan C
  53. Capitalize on chance - be lucky, but never admit it
  54. Recognise when you're stressed
  55. Manage your health
  56. Be prepared for the pain and pleasure
  57. Face the future
  58. Head up, not had down
  59. See the wood and the trees
  60. Know when to let go
  61. Be decisive, even if it means being wrong some times
  62. Adopt minimalism as a management style
  63. Visualize your blue plague 
  64. Have principles and stick to them
  65. Follow your intuition
  66. Be creative
  67. Don't stagnate
  68. Be flexible and ready to move on
  69. Remember that none of us has to be here
  70. Go home
  71. Keep learning - especially from the opposition 
  72. be passionate and bold
  73. plan for the worst, but hope for the best
  74. remember the object of the exercise
  75. let the company see you are on its side
  76. Don't bad-mouth your boss
  77. Don't bad-mouth your team
  78. Accept that some things bosses tell you will be wrong
  79. Accept that bosses are scared add you are at times
  80. Avoid straightjacket thinking
  81. Act and talk as if one of them
  82. Snow you understand the viewpoints of underlings and overlings
  83. Don't back down, be prepared to stand your ground
  84. Don't play politics
  85. Share what you know
  86. Share what you know
  87. Don't intimidate
  88. Be above interdepartmental warfare 
  89. Show that you'll fight to the death for your team
  90. Aim for respect rather than being liked
  91. Do one or two things well and avoid the rest
  92. Seek feedback on your performance
  93. Maintain good relationships and friendships
  94. Build respect-both ways-between you and your customers
  95. Go the extra mile for your customers
  96. Be aware of your responsibilities and stick to your principles
  97. Be straight at all times and speak the truth
  98. Don't cut corners-you'll get found out 
  99. Be in command and take charge
  100. Be a diplomat for the Company                                                                                           See also; Know about business networking

I strongly believe that if at least one or more of these rules are applied to ourselves, we would become great managers of everything we venture into. 

This article was extracted from the book RULES OF MANAGEMENT by Richard Templar. For more detail on products, and for contact, visit

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