Description of Business Manager Credentials

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What makes a great manager? “Despite differences in their personal attributes, successful managers all excel in making, honoring, and remaking of commitments” (Sull, 2005). Commitments take many forms from capital investments to personal decisions to public statements. A mangers commitment defines what a business can and cannot do as well as the businesse’s strengths and weaknesses (Sull, 2005). However, while all good managers should be able to make, honor, and remake commitments the type of certifications, degrees, license, and experience the person will need in order to successfully do these things will depend on what type of business the manager is running (large, small, selling products, providing a service, and even if they are working with animals or on a farm). Earning the appropriate degrees, certifications and gaining the appropriate experience will allow a manager to make good decisions on their own as well as make commitments that will benefit the business in the long run and acknowledge what the positives and negatives are of every decision and what will happen if a commitment is not met. According to Sull, people in executive positions can easily forget how powerful commitments are and can become caught up in the present, “managers often take actions that while beneficial in the near term, impose lasting constraints on their operations and organizations” (Sull, 2005). For an equine business it is important that the manager understands how to handle horses, how to run an equine facility, and have basic business skills. However, specifically when it comes to running a horse boarding, training, and lesson barn the manager should also have a good knowledge of the discipline/ training style that the particular fac... ... middle of paper ... and they are more than willing to help me. Finally, a key part of running a successful business is being able to evaluate how well your business is working and what can be improved upon by using the SWOT method. Works Cited Equine Legal Solutions Inc. "Equine Legal Solutions - Running A Boarding Business - What You Need To Know." Equine Legal Solutions - Running A Boarding Business - What You Need To Know. N.p., 2011. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. Hill, Terry, and Roy Westbrook. "SWOT Analysis: It's Time for a Product Recall." Long Rang Planning 30.1 (1997): 46-52. ScienceDirect. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. . Magner, D. The Horse Encyclopedia. Toronto: Coles, 1981. Print. Sull, Donald N., and Donald N. Sull. Why Good Companies Go Bad and How Great Managers Remake Them. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School, 2005. Print.
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