Have you just been promoted to a manager? First, congratulations – this is a great achievement! Management is an important role for any company and a big step in anyone’s career. It is also a big responsibility which is why it’s vital you take it seriously and learn about what it takes to be a good and successful manager.

There are many things that make a good manager – having good listening skills, being able to delegate effectively, being able to make good decisions (even when they are difficult ones to make), setting a good example, and protecting your team when required. A manager is not only in charge of his or her work, but the overall team’s performance. Just like in football, if the team is not performing, often the manager is the first person the people above will look at to see if they are doing a good job.

When it comes to management, there are plenty of do’s and don’t’s that you should be aware of in order to be the best manager for your team. This is where the infographic that has been put together below will help.

Continue reading to learn more about what you should do as a manager and the things you should avoid. There are plenty of tips in the infographic that will help you develop as a person as well as a leader. Try to take note of a few of them at a time in order to not overwhelm yourself.

If you have any additional tips or information that you think is beneficial, please let us know in the comment box below.

Infographic by: STL Training