How to make it as a manager
Management is a highly lucrative position in a business, no matter the business. It is a position of power. It is a position that pays well. It is a position that comes with its fair share of stress, too. Basically, it is a position for highly skilled people and it is also a position that is not for the faint-hearted.
If reaching the position of manager in a business, whatever business that may be, interests you and if you think you’re up to the task of it, then why not go for it? For advice on how to make it is a manager in the cutthroat business world of today, make sure to read on.
Get educated, both in education and in the ‘real world’
If you want to be a manager — a successful manager, that is — then you're going to have to learn the ropes in regards it. Specifically, you're going to have to educate yourself in the art form that is management, and you’re going to have to do that before you take any sort of management position.
This education and learning that you seek could come from an educational institute — but that doesn’t mean you have to pack your bags and head off to university or college. No, by taking an Operations Manager degree online, for instance, you would be able to develop your leadership skills, your ability to link people with performance and the process of workflow, your ability to ensure everything is working to optimal efficiency and your procurement and revenue knowledge in your own time and at your own pace. Basically, you would be able to take yourself right to the top of the management pyramid without uprooting your current life, particularly your current income, much at all, if at all!
Or, this education that you seek could come from throwing yourself into the ‘real world’ and proceeding to shadow a current manager that you work under or know. By doing so you would be able to see what it is like to be a manager in a real workspace and working condition.
Make sure your boss knows of your management aspirations, or apply for management positions elsewhere
More often than not, management positions won’t just be handed out on a plate. In fact, you could work somewhere for decades at a considerably high level and never make it to the position of manager. You see, if you want to be a manager, you have to force it to happen. Basically, you have to take matters into your own hands.
If you want to be a manager in your place of work, you’re going to have to let your boss know of your aspirations. What this means you should do is that you should prove yourself through the work you do for them, i.e. through the way you deal with your co-workers and through the customer service that you take it upon yourself to offer, and you should actually actively tell your boss what it is you want as you do so. If you do this and still get nowhere, especially when a position of management becomes available in your place of work, then you’re going to have to start applying for such roles elsewhere.
As stated: if you want to be a manager, you have to make it happen yourself!