Five Things That Make You a Great Manager & Leader

Being a good manager starts with being a good coach. This means that you need to get to know your employees by finding out what they need, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and what their goals are. A good coach will utilize strengths and help mold employees. Good managers won’t micromanage, but will empower their employees. Being supportive and inclusive will also help a good team to be successful. Be goal oriented and work as hard as you ask your employees to work. Communicate and be willing to listen and share information for success.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1Ten years after Google’s initial analysis vis a vis what makes a good manager is revisited with more study and results that support the original findings.
  • 2Data unfortunately suggests that companies routinely pick the wrong candidate, with the wrong skill set, 82% of the time.
  • 3The ability to coach and empower without micro-managing is a hallmark of a good leader and manager.

“Anyone who’s worked in a team environment will recognize the truth in these findings. What’s great about the results is that any company can solve for this value set. You don’t have to be edgy, flashy, or hyper-progressive to find good managers. In a way, these traits are reflective of simply being a good human.”

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