10. Find a mentor
Never think you are done learning, urges Michiel Manuel, Head of Operations Strategy Health Systems. Management success comes from having a learning mindset. He says, “seek out a coach who is doing things differently to learn from and reflect with. Someone who challenges you, makes you think outside of the box and stops you in your tracks.”
11. Make your mantra: passion, balance & freedom
For Roberta Passerini, Sr. Director Digital Transformation, these are the three ingredients for success. “Having passion gives you energy instead of draining it away, it’s also contagious, people develop the same enthusiasm,” she says. Secondly, it’s critical to balance between your personal and professional life. She continues, “if the pendulum swings more towards one side, you will spiral into stress, irritability and frustration.” Which brings you to the importance of freedom — learn to let go and give people the chance to do things on their own — delegate work so you can manage your projects better and your employees can feel appreciated. “Decide on the what but let people decide the how,” she says.
These tips for management success are just a start, but they’re tried and tested by some of Philips’ best leaders. One final bonus tip that all our leaders above agree on is — enjoy what you do, always look for ways to make it engaging, fun and memorable, for you and your team — it’s a recipe for success and managing challenges.
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