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Corey Shader, Entrepreneur and Business Consultant, Discusses Where the Buck Stops for the Office Manager in Small Business

person holding pencil near laptop computerOften, businesses will come across tension between office managers and employees. The source of such tension often spurs from where the buck stops for the office manager. Office managers have the ability to delegate tasks to others in the office and the responsibility to make sure all delegated tasks are seen through and performed.

Problems arise when office managers take on the bad habit of micromanaging in reaction to stress or pressure to fulfill the role of manager. There’s an art to being a good office manager, and that is being a good leader. So how do good leaders get the job done?

Corey Shader, a Florida-based entrepreneur, is most recognized for his involvement with startup companies helping with customer acquisition, streamlining processes, and maximizing their overall bottom line. Being a successful entrepreneur and founder of a number of companies, Shader understands the importance of being a good leader as a manager. He talks further about what it takes for a manager to be a good leader.

Good Leaders Take Responsibility

Managers who can influence employees through quality leadership are more valuable to a company than managers who revert to micromanaging. However, many traits define a good leader. One of these traits includes giving credit to employees when things go great and personally taking the blame when things go wrong.

A strong leader recognizes where professional responsibility lies and knows that failure falls back on leadership mistakes, not on the errors of those under management. Taking the blame when things turn south sets a positive example for others through the act of acknowledging mistakes and choosing to learn from them. It is also an example of accepting imperfection and changing and growing from it.

Good Leaders Serve Others

Good leaders know that their personal goals stand second to a group’s or organization’s goals. The priority in their profession is bringing the team or company to meet its goals first. Effective managers who practice level leadership skills know that they are there to serve others, not rule over them.

Serving employees means ensuring they have all the proper resources to do their job while empowering and mentoring to inspire growth in others. Such a mindset starts with self-awareness because learning more about yourself helps to increase effectiveness.

Good Leaders Think Long-Term

When the path ahead forks into a long road and a short road, good leaders take the long road. A long-term perspective rather than a short one focuses on what can be done today for future success. When a manager chooses to see their efforts to build others up as a long process with a big pay-off, then the success of the company is in better hands.

Good Leaders Embrace Diversity

Diversity is a beautiful benefit to any organization, and good leaders know that. Why? Because with diversity comes multiple points of view and better innovation. When a meeting room is filled with people who see the same idea being presented from different angles, mistakes can be recognized, and more insightful ideas are born. A good leader is also skilled in communication, and good communication practiced with a diverse group of employees will lead to excellent company culture and even greater brainstorm sessions.

About Corey Shader

Corey Shader is a self made entrepreneur, consultant, investor, real estate developer and founder of several companies, notably Insurance Pipeline. Operating primarily out of Ft. Lauderdale, Corey’s endeavors span across the nation, consulting for start-ups, and sitting on the board of digital media and senior healthcare agencies. As a consultant Corey helps young businesses develop sales funnels and maximize profitability. Shader takes pride in challenging others to push themselves to be their very best — he believes in constant self-improvement, inspiring others through sharing his own life experiences.