Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How to be a great business manager

When managing your franchise business, take the following advice if you want to make it to the top in management:

* Develop positive vision. See success before it arrives. Example: Successful business managers---when visualizing themselves

* Walking across a high wire---see themselves walking to the other side. Business managers who struggle usually have their focus on not falling off the rope.

* Think big. Look for ideas that will be contagious and excite people.

* Encourage others to do their best. Successful business managers believe that people do want to make a significant contribution.

* Coach, counsel and develop people to live up to their potential.

* Set and maintain high expectations for all who work with you. Mediocrity does not generate a highly motivated work force.

* Overuse polite phrases. Unsuccessful business managers don’t seem to fine the time to say "please" and "thank you."

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