Reflection On Overcoming A Better Manager

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Before I took this class, I thought managing was just telling your employees what to do. I have learned a lot from this class and it made me become a better manager. What I have taken out of this class is what managers do, the four types of corporate culture and performance, the organizational planning process, my personal decision style, the advantages and disadvantages of vertical functional structure, tactics for overcoming resistance to change, problem-solving styles, the four different styles of leadership, intrinsic and extrinsic rewards, and how to handle conflict.
Managers plan, organize, lead, and control organizational resources. They get things done through the organization and create right systems and environment. What I have
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I could be more specific and detailed on what I want them to do. I need work on bettering my attention to values by upholding desired cultural values. In the organizational planning process, I am weak at translating the plan, because I am not very specific or detailed about what I want done. Sometimes my employees will misunderstand what I ask of them, so then I have to go behind them a fix what they did not do how I wanted. On my decision style, I think I should incorporate more of the other decision styles too, instead of just the directive style. I need to work on being more analytical and conceptual, because I am not good at considering a lot of information. I also do not like to ask others for help on making decisions. I definitely need to work on my behavioral style as well, because I do not really care about other people very much. I tend to be just more worried about myself. I need to focus on communicating and being there to help my employees more when they need it. I am very busy, so I am hardly ever there to guide them and answer any questions they may have. Things tend to get misunderstood due to this problem. In my problem solving style, I need to lean more towards the sensation-feeling style, because as I have already stated I need to focus more on the people rather than the tasks. I also need to worry about benefiting the people more. For my leadership style, I am very direct. I feel like I could be a better leader if I was a happy medium between directing and supporting style. I need to encourage, support, consult with, and develop my employees’ skills and confidence, so it will boost their confidence more. It would be more beneficial to me if my attitude was more intrinsic, because I want to enjoy my job, rather than dreading going to work everyday. I want to do it because I want to and not because I

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