Where do you fit on the passive-aggressive manager spectrum?

Frontline managers all over face the same issue.
It’s the constant battle to get benchmark-beating results.
The tough part: doing this without crushing your people in the process.

That means not falling on the passive-aggressive manager spectrum:

No, really. Ongoing goal crushing means not crushing your people!

Don’t be an aggressive manager
“Do work my way or take the highway!”
Micromanaging and constant anger wears thin
You risk grinding down and losing your best people

Don’t be a pushov… passive manager
“I shouldn’t get in the way of good work”
Little direction lets low performers off the hook
The result: what results? Just a bad rep for your team

And don’t be passive-aggressive
“I didn’t give specific orders because I thought you had this!”
Like kicking a man down on the ground because you didn’t tell him to watch out for that frisbee

αlpha managers don’t fall anywhere in this spectrum.
They know that results are created by individual contributors on the team. Grinding them down or giving little direction will serve no purpose.

That’s why αlpha manager stay on top of team issues and:

  • Hire people who best fit the role and team culture
  • Coach contributors and the team towards smashing goals
  • Systemize team processes in tune with best practices

My question to you: are you ready to become an αlpha manager?


Why αlpha manager

You’re a frontline manager.

You manage people who create products, deliver services or generate revenue.

Have you noticed that your work is a conflict zone?

What kind of conflicts manifest at work?

That tug-of-war with competitors. Sometimes unhealthy team rivalries. Silo’d departments doing good ol’ fingerpointing.

You have little control over all this except over one front.

Concentrate on the one conflict you can steer

Your team’s challenges are something you can directly effect for the better.

αlpha managers see these challenges for what they are.

They see the molten lava pit of everything going wrong: bad hires, weak performers and work falling through cracks.

All this is oozing right between them and crushing team goals.

But they float over all of this. Because they have a framework for handling such issues.

Take control of your role like an αlpha manager.

You won’t need to rely solely on the hit-or-miss of work politics to get ahead.

Your team will hit targets by acting on your focused thinking.

The goal of an αlpha manager is to:

  • Hire people who best fit the role and your team culture
  • Coach contributors and the team towards smashing goals
  • Systemize team processes to stay in tune with best practices

Are you ready to become an alpha manager and crush work goals?