9 Tips on How to Go Above and Beyond

Managing people isn’t just about getting the job done. To truly be a great leader, sometimes you need to go above and beyond what the job calls for.

1. Lead by example. You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but the best way to get a point across is to be the model to emulate. Let employees follow your lead.
2. Get your hands dirty. Sometimes you need to show your employees that no one’s above doing unattractive tasks.
3. Make a difference to your employees. Don’t just be a generic manager — stand out as a leader and role model for your employees.
4. Gain your employees’ trust and respect. You’ll have a much easier time managing employees when they respect your rules and boundaries and trust your leadership.
5. Be empathetic to personal problems. Whether it should or not, what happens outside of work can have a big affect on the quality of work produced. Be sensitive if employees have personal issues that keep them from concentrating on work.
6. Be unique as a manager. Every position demands something different and you should be proud to be adept at your particular role rather than trying to emulate other managers.
7. Remember that ethics matter above all. Be honest and reliable in all of your business and personal relationships.
8. Be on the lookout for new ideas. You never know where your next great inspiration will come from.
9. Get to know your employees. Learn more than just their names. Get to know your employees’ family backgrounds, likes and dislikes. Doing so will make you more personable.


About drmimi

Miriam (Mimi) B. Hull, Ph. D., is President of Hull & Associates. Hull & Associates provides speaking training and facilitation services to Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, associations and conventions. Her clients include Siemens Westinghouse, Walt Disney World, SunTrust Bank, Tommy Hilfiger, Sprint, Darden Restaurants, Parent Resource Centers, Florida Hospital, State and Local Governments and over 60 Associations. Dr. Hull earned her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Management and her Masters in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Her B.A. was earned in psychology from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. Dr. Hull is a fully Licensed Psychologist who specializes in organizational development and human relations training and consulting. This includes Change Management, Sales Training and Management, Organizational Development and Procedure, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Diversity, Leadership, Team Building, Motivation and Communication, Time/Stress Management and Personality Insights. Her programs are known for being upbeat, participatory and productive. Dr. Mimi is a veteran speaker with tasteful, amusing and inspiring information for every listener. Dr. Hull is very active in her community, serving on many Community and Chamber Boards, including the Community Foundation and the National Conference of Community and Justice. She is a Past President of the Junior League of Greater Orlando. She has won many awards professionally and for her community service. Dr. Mimi has been heard on WDBO 580 AM radio, Orlando, Florida where she speaks about a variety of topics applicable to the nonprofit and business community. She is also the "Dr. Mimi" who writes the "Corporate Couch" articles. Both print and electronic media frequently seek Dr. Hull out for her insights into both people and organizations.
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