To survive in today’s business world requires a lot of stamina, skill and good business systems. Technology has created a fast paced business world where tight deadlines have to be met and important decisions made in a second.To be an effective manager in today’s business world means that you need to know what your objectives and goals are and how and when you are going to achieve them. An effective manager is a person who has a clear understanding of what their business goals. They plan ahead, break down their goals into separate tasks, schedule the time needed and work in an efficient manner to get it done.An effective manager has a clear idea of what work is either a priority or not. They are able to identify the tasks that are necessary and the tasks that are not. They focus on the tasks that are necessary and delegate the unnecessary tasks. Effective managers have the ability to be completely focused on their goals and objectives. This focus enables them not be distracted on other tasks that waste their time or take their attention away from achieving their business goals. They are able to do this because they have a clear idea of what their objectives are and what they need to focus on.An effective manager looks at the big picture in terms of their business goals and how they need to achieve them. They then proceed to divide the objectives down into short, medium and long term goals. Each of these goals has assigned tasks that will need to be accomplished. Each goal is given a schedule and deadline to be met.An effective manager has the ability to assign the appropriate amount of time to each task to get the job done. They put in place mechanisms to enable them to measure their performance on an ongoing basis. In this way they are able to monitor their activities and make any necessary changes to keep their goals on track.