how I manage people, actually I get from the movie 3 idiots where Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad teaches value safe to fail to raju rastogi and farhan qureshi. here’s a lesson that can be taken to be an reflection plus some books i read.
lesson 1 WHAT IS YOUR STRENGTHS?
we need to know what our strengths are to make wise decisions and know where we belong.
feedback analysis is a technique that will help you discover your strength. whenever yo make a key decision or take a key action,write it down and what
you expect to happen. 1 year later,compare the actual results with your expectations. in 2 or 3 years, you know where you strengths lie. when yo discover your strength, i’m suggest 3 key action to take:
1. concentrate on your strengths
2. improve them
3.find what things are inhibiting your strengths
for example: you could be a fantastic engineers coming out of university but if you don’t have any social skill to successfully communicate your
expertise your clients, then yo can’t make the most of your strengths. the next point is crucial:
“it takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.
and yet most people – especially most teachers and organizations – concentrate making incompetent performers into mediocre ones. energy, resource and time should go instead to making a competent person into a star performer”
lesson 2 HOW DO YOU PERFORM?
a person’s ideal way of getting things done can be slightly modified, but it’s unlikely to be completely changed. we performed our best only when
we become aware of in what ways we work best.
the first thing to know is whether you’re listener or a reader. which one are you? would you rather read a physical book or listen an audiobook/podcast.
secondly.. HOW DO YOU LEARN? if you’re computer programming student for example, do you learn best by taking notes? is it listening to your lecturer? reading a textbook or writing computer code? other things to consider are what kind of environment do you best in? do you work best alone or in a team? or do you produce great results as a decision maker? or an advisor?
my main message is to not try change yourself. instead, work hard to improve the way you perform and try
not to take on work that you will perform poorly
lesson 3 WHAT ARE YOUR VALUES?
let’s say you work as a hiring manager at Sam’s pizza bar. you value hiring new employees to improve the business, but the organization values improving their existing employees. if your value conflict with the organization then you be frustrated and perform poorly. to performed your best,your value must match.
it’s possible for your strengths and values to conflict.
peter was a great investment banker but he value the people not being the richest man in the cemetery as he put it, so he quit the job . despite being in the middle of the great depression in the 1930’s
now my top values are:
last year i was offered a job in multinational tech company but i was one of 30 people that turn down the offer.
the hiring managers tone of voice indicated that i was out of my mind when i turned down the offer. but i value freedom and time. and working
15 hours a week at an office desk giving over the phone technical support wasn’t something i was passionate about.
i’d rather spend my time doing something i love like analyze the people.
lesson 4 WHERE DO YOU BELONG?
at the intersection of your strengths, values and perform, will be where do you belong. you’ll be confident making decisions when opportunities come your way.
maybe you’ll perform better as a social worker than an accountant. knowing where you belong will allow you to go from a mediocre worker to an outstanding performer
LESSON 5 WHAT SHOULD YOU CONTRIBUTE?
In other words, what tasks should you spend your time to answer this. i’m challenges you to ask three questions:
1. what does the situation require?
2. given my strengths, way of performing, and my values, how can i make the greatest contribution to what needs to be done?
3. what results have to be achieved to make a difference?
it’s rare for a plan to be clear and specific if it exceeds 18 months, so we should be asking where and how can i achieve results that will make a difference in a year and a half. the result should be hard
to achieve, but not so hard that they are unrealistic to achieve. balance is key, they should also be meaningful
and make a difference. lastly they should be visible and measurable.
peter drucker famously said what gets measured get managed. from this will come a course of action you know what todo, where to start and what goals need to be set.
LESSON 6 TAKE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR RELATIONSHIP
people are as much of an individual as you are, they too have unique strength,values and ways of performing.
knowing what they are,will allow you to work well with others. but if you want to find out, you have to ask them
LESSON 7 THE SECOND HALF OF YOUR LIFE(optimize the second half of your life)
after 20 year of doing the same kind of work, many people are very good at their jobs, but they aren’t learning,contributing or deriving challenge and satisfaction from a job. peter suggest beginning second career. 3 ways of doing this are:
1. start a career in a different kind of organization
2. start a parallel career, more commonly known to as side-hustle.
do something part-time that interest you or consider volunteer work.
3. start another activity that you’re interested in.
maybe you could start a non-for profit organization
so, in short speech, i don’t manage the people. i’m increase awareness people to see the goal’s 😀