According to the authors, there are six phases in the pipeline that managers should go through in order to enhance their managerial skills and, as a consequence, evolve and control the business better. The first stage is what the authors call from being able to manage oneself to managing others. I learned from the authors that an individual who enters the work environment has an opportunity to hone certain skills like planning, punctuality, quality, and reliability. He is also observed to relate well with his co-workers, exemplifying the value of a good leader. When this happens, the person is deemed responsible enough to be put in a position where he can start guiding others to be like him. Managers at this phase still have tasks to complete, but they must learn to delegate some of their tasks to others so they can balance their time between being a worker and a manager more effectively. Managing myself is easy since I control my thoughts and my actions, so I control the outcome of what I do. If I need to learn anything, I ask or try to figure out how to do things on my own. If I make a mistake, it is just my responsibility. However, if I become the manager, I must be ready for subordinates who may not have the same work ethics I have. I must also be prepared to check if something is wrong and be able to know the right words so I could address the mistake without offending the person who committed the mistake. If I want to become someone who transitions to managing others, I should be able to look beyond my needs and tasks to the needs and tasks of the people under my supervision. I should be ready to delegate tasks to them. In order to step up from just being one of the employees doing my fair share of work, an aspiring manager like me should be able to make the transition.
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