“I have just completed JASB’s Improving Performance & Results program with Jerry Siegel. Whatever expectations I had for the program going in, they have been far exceeded by specific gains I have already made. The program covers subjects we all think we understand – communications, goal-setting, teamwork, etc. –, but you quickly learn from the program, how much you don’t know. Then, guided by the curriculum and Jerry, you begin to understand the nuances and what specific actions you must take to be more effective, reach your business and personal goals and gain the life balance we all seek. I have already implemented new policies, procedures and systems based on what I have learned. They and this program are giving me a renewed sense of purpose and achievement. I feel ten times more productive in my 15-year old business and have gained more peace of mind and time to pursue my personal interests and goals.”
Donna M. Autuori, President
Autuori Corporate Communications, Inc.
Effective management requires many different skills and talents. Managers need to be visionary, analytical, decisive, flexible, proactive, honest, ethical, goal setters, humble, sensitive with superior leadership and human relations skills. They want to believe in continuous improvement for themselves and their people while they coach and help their team to reach higher. Understanding effective communication and knowing how to motivate are traits good managers possess. At the same time they need to learn finance, marketing, operations and sales to hold their people accountable to take action to reach organizational goals. Managing people is difficult because everyone has different needs and wants and the job of a manager is to bring out the best in all. He/she must learn how to delegate and prioritize. Learn to let go and say no but stay involved. Respond to their staff and be responsive to clients and/or customers in addition to every department or area in the organization that they serve.