Learning How To Be “Present” for Managers

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Learning How To Be “Present” for Managers

Posted by Creatiq Support | Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Managers are the driving forces of their organizations. They are constantly
concerned with forward movement, growth and new projects. While future goals
are essential in keeping a business alive, leaders must guard against a problem
that often accompanies the “next thing” mindset. It is when management
fails to attend to what is happening now. Learn methods for becoming
“present” in the moment to fully support your workers, your customers
and yourself.

Take time to stop moving and simply observe every day. When you are too
focused on what is going to happen rather than what is happening, you blind
yourself to present issues that need attention. Teach yourself to look
carefully at the present functioning of your business. What are your employees
placing their primary attention? What does the body language of customers
suggest?   Answering
these questions will help you decide what immediate actions to take.

Involve your employees in a real discussion.  Ask them questions
concerning present concerns. Practice active listening in which you focus on
exactly what your workers say instead of busying yourself with formulating a
response. Don’t accept vague answers, dig deep to discover exactly how your
employees are feeling and performing. Determine what you can do in this very
moment to make things better.

Confront the main issue of the day rather than putting it off.  Focus
completely on this single task until you complete it. Eliminate distractions
and thoughts of future objectives while you concern yourself with the immediate
need. Complete concentration on the work in front of you puts you in the
“flow” so you can accomplish what is necessary now. It is only when
you manage the present that good things can happen in the future.

Tackle the difficulties involved in being “present”. Your employees and customers will appreciate
knowing they can count on you in the moment. Watch your business improve as you
take charge of the day.