1. Learn to solve your own problems
This is possibly the biggest thing that will make a difference to your life. The ability to solve your own problems, quickly and effectively, will put you head and shoulders above your colleagues. And it won’t go unnoticed by the powers that be. That promotion you were after will be with you sooner than you think.
2. Improve managerial and interpersonal skills
You can’t be a good manager if you can’t manage people. It’s all too common in the IT industry to find bad interpersonal skills, especially with programmers and networkers. So learning how to communicate effectively with your team will stand you in good stead.
3. Have better relationships with colleagues
If your colleagues don’t respect you, it will be very difficult to get the best out of them. Working on the way you deal with people, fairly and respectfully will enable you to create a strong team that works together.
4. Learn how to identify and act on development needs
Nobody’s perfect, so working out where people are strong and weak is a huge bonus to a manager. Being able to look at the different qualities within your team and workout who needs training and in what will be a huge benefit to you in the future.
5. Have greater confidence
Confidence means everything in business. Having the confidence in your own ideas is paramount. If you show confidence in the things you do it will rub off on your colleagues. Meaning you will have to spend less time motivating them.
6. Become more effective, assertive in dealing with people
This off course will come naturally with more confidence. Your ability to manage staff will have a huge impact on your management career. If you cant do it you’re going nowhere.
7. Have a positive impact on performance
When you abound with confidence, it rubs off on the people around you. If you’re miserable your staff are miserable, if you’re stressed your staff will be on edge. If you’re confident your staff will feel more upbeat and be more focussed on the job at hand.
8. Have greater self-awareness and gain of new perspectives
All great people are self aware. Don’t confuse this with being self conscious. You need to be aware when one of your team members is in need of help. They may be too afraid to ask for help, but you need to be aware.
9. Acquire new skills and abilities
Life is one long journey, and you never stop learning. Never trust a man who says he knows everything. Acquiring new skills especially in the fast paced world of IT can stand you in good stead.
10. Improve work-life balance
All work and no play can make Jack a dull boy. Nobody really wants to spend 60 hours a week in the office. You coach can help you achieve a healthier work-life balance.
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