Monica Zalaket of SAM Auctions made a very simple yet profound statement last week. Don’t discount the power and truth of the statement.

The context of our conversation centered on a question she asked regarding being an effective manager. As their company is growing, and they are adding more people, she is concerned if she is actually doing an effective job managing.

I asked her a simple question, “What is the goal or purpose of a manager?”

She thought about it for a second and cautiously answered, “to bring out the best in people.”

Simple! Powerful! Don’t you dare discount it! Think about it a moment.

The fact is the job of a manager is to create an environment where the people in the business are successful in the work they do. The manager ensures their people are achieving their goals.

If their goals are not being met…it falls on the manager first!

If you want your business to succeed it hinges on how well you are bringing out the best in your people. There are lots of ideas and approaches to doing this. Some work. Most don’t.

In the Level 7 Way… a manager creates success by creating the best possible systems and mentoring people to fit and live by the culture of the business.

How are you doing at managing your people? Do you have a system? Are you working it?

The evidence is in the results.