A relationship manager career requires a certain amount of self-awareness. I’d argue that you have three levels of self-awareness. You have direct awareness of the work you’re doing. You have indirect awareness of your relationships, your boss, your customer base, and then you have direct awareness of yourself.
The problem with direct self awareness is that it can be so obvious to the human eye. I mean it’s easy to spot a sales rep who has too many emails in her inbox and an HR rep who has too many meetings to attend. Direct awareness is usually pretty obvious.
The problem is indirect self awareness. The more indirect it is, the more difficult it is to recognize the effect it has on you, the person youre dealing with. We all have some of this indirect self awareness, but much of it is just not very conscious or aware. It’s not a problem that you consciously identify, but it’s something you’re doing subconsciously (or at least it is if you’re as aware as I am).
It’s not uncommon for non-tech workers to get into trouble with their manager. The manager has a lot of power in the workplace, and you can’t expect to have an equal amount of power. The problem is that managers are often the only one who can help you out of a sticky situation. The problem is, you can’t expect to get the help you need when you don’t know what you need help with.
Its almost like youre trying to fix yourself, and youre failing. The problem is you are attempting to fix yourself and fail because youve never been in that situation before.
its very rare that you can get everything you need in one phone call.
So why do you think managers are so important? They make sure that everyone knows what they need to do to get what they need because they are the authority. Also, their power is often used to shield you from getting too much information that you are not aware of. They can give you a little bit of information to help you out, but most of the time they will not do anything. But to be fair, that doesnt mean that they are not good at their jobs.
If you’re like most people your relationship manager will be a great asset to you. He is usually very professional and knowledgeable about your needs. Also, he will usually have a good idea of what you need in order to make your life easier.
Most relationship managers will not do anything other than try to give you an edge. But they do have a way of understanding what you need and what your needs are. Sometimes they will provide you with information and other times they will not. And they will also understand the importance of relationships and communication. But, like most people, they will not always do what they say they will do. You need to be very discerning about the people who you hire to work with you.
If you need to hire someone to coach you on the best approach to take, you will want to do your homework. Many people will hire someone who has been successful in the past, but the relationship manager will not necessarily be as good. In the past, many would hire a consultant who, as you know, is not very good with people. You should only pay the consultant what you would pay a manager.