Mike is joined by management expert, Mads Singers, to discuss all things management.
Who is Mads Singers?
Having worked as a management coach for 7+ years, Mads Singers has coached people in large organizations such as Shell and Coca-Cola and has worked with entrepreneurs in small companies.
His one main focus remain the same, effective people management – Organization no matter what size is build with awesome people. If you don’t know how to get the most out of your staff, you are missing out big time… and this is why Mads is here!
Management isn’t terribly complicated – with Mads' Effective Management Mastery course, you can learn the most important management processes and start becoming a more effective manager and with that start growing and scaling your company.
Walking the walk!
Working in large organization like Xerox & IBM Mads had a lot of coaches himself over the last 15 years and one of the things he looks for in a coach is someone who is walking the walk, hence he only spends a max of 20% of his time coaching, while the rest of his time goes to manage some of his other businesses:
AristoSourcing – An outsourcing company specializing in helping clients execute repeatable processes.
Client Powerhouse – A Local SEO company, providing SEO services to smaller local companies in the UK.
During the episode, Mads discusses the pitfalls that can be avoided when using proper management techniques. He explains that management is not rocket science.
Summary of the Show
Mads Singers has a management philosophy that is quite simple. He believes you need to treat everyone as an individual and you need to put the right individuals into the right box. Doing this makes the rest of the management process that much easier.
Mads discusses his approach to personal development and how many hours one should spend on that endeavor. He also believes that focus is a key to management. If your goal for the quarter is sales, when you look back that that quarter, the bulk of your activities should have revolved around sales.
He recommends improving your hiring process so that the candidates feel like working for you is an immense privilege. Your interview process should make it feel as though it took a lot of effort to get the job. This will keep people from leaving as readily.