General / Operations Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

General / Operations Manager in Marietta:
"Strive to be better."
The management of people can be a daunting task. It's not like managing say inventory or numbers, people are capable of change and do change. Your job as a general manager is to guide that process in the right direction. Always push people forward, never hold them back and your company will benefit.

General / Operations Manager in Memphis:
"Beginning Advice at Chemical Company."
There is unlimited growth potential if you play your cards right.

General / Operations Manager in Douglas:
"Patience and understand how other people communicate."
You have to have a lot of patience. With so many different personalities it's good to know how each one works. Everyone reacts in different ways. Multitasking is a must and we do not have office admin so all of that is on our shoulders also.

General / Operations Manager in Georgetown:
"Management structure."
Have a set schedule for the whole management team. In my opinion we need a general manager, not to run operations per say but to teach the leadership team how to act more like a team.

General / Operations Manager in Tyler:
"Small business is a grind to get established."
First impressions matter. You are the leader, not a friend, never forget that. Its all flows from you; high tide raises all buoys. You must be that tide. Stay positive and be patient, succes will come but not if you don't treat it like your llife and the the lives of others depend on it. You must work harder than everyone else and receive no praise. Never lose the forest for the trees and focus on excellent customer service. Like my granddad said, "Nothing beats hard work."

General / Operations Manager in Sarasota:
Allow your people to lead and don't micro manage.

General / Operations Manager in Bronx:
"Surviving in customer seRvice."
Have patience with both the customers and employees. You have to be empathetic rather than sympathetic.