Being a Manager

The primary goal of a manager is to help team members discover their unique talents and then turn these talents into outstanding performance. (Marcus Buckingham, British business consultant)

Many people probably think that the primary responsibility of a manager is to accomplish the job that his bosses want done: produce a product, increase sales, build a widget, etc. That, no doubt, is quite true, but Buckingham suggests that the manager’s first goal involves using his staff to the best of their abilities. In doing so, he will surely achieve the desired goal.

Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. (Proverbs 1:3; think of managers)