CARVE your way to success! On October 21, Barry Saiff, CEO and founder of Saiff Solutions, led a workshop called Managing Content Development Teams: Inner Mastery for Outer Success at LavaCon 2018. He discussed the power of vulnerability, basic management principles, and the inner strength of a manager. The key message of the workshop is that management is a sacred trust. As a manager at any level, you have the power to build or destroy careers, achieve miracles, or destroy the enterprise. Remember that management matters.
You can use the CARVE acronym to help you in managing your team. Every letter in CARVE stands for an important trait of a manager that serves as a key to your success.
A manager cares about the enterprise, the results, the process, and the people.
A good manager makes himself or herself available to lessen stress in the workplace and meets one-on-one with each team member on a regular basis.
A good manager understands how to respect people. This includes having high expectations. A manager does not react. A manager creates. Understanding the difference between passion and emotion is important. Not taking out your emotions on your staff is crucial.
Without vision, management can be damaging. Everyone wants to be part of something that matters. Keeping the mission, vision, and values of the company alive is essential. Everyone is more productive when they understand the impact of their work on the enterprise. Be inspired and you will inspire others.
A good manager does not accept “I can’t,” unless the statement is factually true, based on a generous assessment of the person’s capabilities. Expectations matter. Choose them wisely.
And that’s how we CARVE our way to success.
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