Casey Reynolds

3 Keys To Finding Your Unique Management Style

Who Are You Really?
Effective management techniques

Managing employees can be likened to navigating a minefield. When you’re in serious territory like that, you don’t have time to try and emulate someone else. You have to be confident in who you are and what you’d do in a given situation. The way to gain this confidence is to learn who you really are underneath it all.

Complete a Personality Profile
Temperament testing as an effective management technique

Most people don’t know who they are let alone what their management style is. One of the fastest ways to find this out is to complete a personality profile test. This test will give you a detailed description of who you are what famous people have similar characteristics as you and where you fall on the scale of outgoing versus task-oriented and hard-driving versus laid back.

Be Yourself
Knowing who you are as an effective management technique

After you find out what your disposition is, the next step is to find out what your distinct management style is. Take out a pen and paper and write down the answers to the following questions:

How do you enjoy motivating people?
What do you enjoy talking to your employees about?
If there were 2 things you could have someone else do for you with respect to managing employees, what would they be?

Hire Out Your Weaknesses
Delegating your deficiencies as an effective management technique

Which aspects of management are you really bad at? What do you absolutely dread doing- those 1 or 2 things that keep you up at night? Maybe you can hire someone to do them for you. If that doesn’t work, then you can promote one of your current employees to assistant manager and assign those tasks to them.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes, that enjoying your work is a blessing and not enjoying it can be a literal hell on earth. If you hate what you do, you won’t even want to get out of bed. If you hate what you do, you’re going to do it badly. You’re better off training someone else to do those few management tasks that you absolutely hate.

It’s wise to read books by the great management gurus. You can gain tips and keys that can help you to overcome employee problems, but the key to reading these books are to suck the meat off the bones and spit the bones away. Only take what makes sense to you. Only take what really works for you. I’m not saying not to challenge yourself to explore new effective management techniques. I’m just saying to be you and not take on the personality of the author.

Finding your unique management style is not rocket science if you follow these 3 easy steps. When you feel confident in who you are and how best to manage your employees, you’ll experience a freedom you’ve never known before.

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Casey Reynolds is an Entrepreneur, Author and Expert with over 20 years of experience in Hiring and Retaining Employees.Visit him at or e-mail him at