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    Great managers are inspirational leaders who have a clear vision of the future and achieved significant success in their fields. A great manager also needs to inspire others for greatness and knows how to motivate them to be better at what they are doing. All of the employees want to work with a great manager since they know that their manager will help them excel in what they are doing and as a result, they can get promoted.

    Below are some tips that will help you become a great manager that everybody wants to work with:

    1. Be Clear in Your Communication: If you want to be a great manager, you have to always be transparent when communicating with your employees. Even if the news are bad, you should still clearly talk with your employees and explain them what is going on within the company. Create time to listen to your employees’ concerns and do your best to solve them. Keep an open channel of communication and get their feedback when necessary.

    2. Set Goals: As a manager, you are responsible whether your employees know their roles and responsibilities. It is also your job to set them clear goals. Clearly explain what you expect from a task, the deadline of the task and the importance of the task for the company. This will help the employee have a clear understanding of his/her role within the firm and keep him/her focused.

    3. Assign the Right Tasks to the Right People: You become a manager because you are successful at what you are doing but that doesn’t mean that you should do everything. You have employees to help you reach goals. However, you should teach them how to do certain tasks. You cannot expect them to know everything right away. Therefore, start small. Give them smaller tasks first and as they get comfortable, you can give them tasks with more responsibility. Also, when they are working on smaller tasks, you can have a chance to understand their strengths and weaknesses so as you get to know your employees better, you can start assigning the right tasks to the right people.

    4. Lead People Not Manage Them: Nobody likes to be micro-managed. Instead they prefer someone who will motivate them and lead them towards a goal. If you notice that the performance of one of your employees is weaker than others, give him/her constructive feedback so s/he can also improve her/himself. On the other hand, if another employee has a great performance, appreciate his/her work. Let your employees know that you care for them.

    Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. 

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