As a manager, as a leader, one of your responsibilities is to develop your team. You can’t do that when you’re on autopilot.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a career coach. Today is No BS Management Advice. And what I like to do in my work is help you with your career. That can be as a manager; that could be as part of your job search; being more effective in the workplace, helping with hiring people more effectively.
This video today is really to talk with you about habits and how habitual behavior on your part affects your team. Now, I don't care if you're the manager level or a leadership level. What often happens is people manage from habit, rather than conscious decision making. They stop asking questions. They start making quick decisions. I know I've done that in the past. I don't think I'm unique in that regard. The result winds up being you stop seeing things, and worse, people, as individuals. They become plug and play. You know, you put them into a slot. You tell them what to do. They go off on their merry way and they pick up on this bad habit, as well, and they start to do things without consciousness.
You know, as a manager, you have a responsibility for developing your people and being on autopilot in your thinking and in your decision making takes the curiosity out of being a manager. By that, I refer to as remembering to ask the question, "how would you do this?" Real simple. How would you do this? How would you go about it? And then teaching slash coaching people, so they understand your thought process different than theirs so that they can ask you questions instead of being directive all the time.
You know, as a manager, your job is to cultivate your coaching skills, as well, so that should people learn and grow, so that you can learn from them because they really know everything. Of course not. Autopilot is one of the biggest enemies that managers have. I'm going to repeat them. Being on autopilot is one of the biggest flaws that managers have because you stop really caring. You just get stuff done fast and your team starts to tune out because they're not being invited into the process.
I'm Jeff Altman. I hope you found this helpful. Visit There's tons more there that you can watch, listen to or read, that'll help you be more effective. I also want to mention if you want to subscribe to my channel on YouTube, because that's where you're watching this. There's a little icon in the lower right hand corner. Click on that. You'll get notices whenever I release a new video.
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Hope you have a great day and take care


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked in recruiting for what seems like one hundred years. He is the head coach for He is the host of “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” and “No BS Job Search Advice.”

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