Common Sense Management

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Well, this article is not about geek or tech stuff, its about normal dilemma we always face in today’s world. I met an old friend of mine recently on the Internet and we started to talk about work and stuff, that eventually ended up with some interesting topic that I would like to share with you. Common Sense.

The thing about real life is that to be an effective manager, you don’t need a shiny MBA degree, but just some common sense. We might already learn it way back from our childhood, but we just forgot about them.

Arguably the most powerful and effective managers in the world – Bill Gates & Steve Jobs, these men have one thing in common – they owe their management acumen and success not to fancy business degrees from the hallowed portals of Harvard and Yale, but to plain old, not-so-common, common sense.

At the end of our conversation, my friend show me several websites that really lifted my up. To summarize, we need to go back to basic:

  • Self before service is the key here – Manage yourself first
  • Time and tide wait for no man – Manage each moment
  • The human side of resources – Master the art of managing men
  • Make every penny count – Managing money pays
  • Just do it – Managing tasks takes talent
  • Sourcing sources – Manage resources resourcefully
  • They are the reason your business exists – Manage customers confidently
  • Change is inevitable – Manage critical and chaotic crises
  • Aims and aspirations – Manage objectives objectively

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