Top Ten Reasons Managers Become Great
Being a good manager is not enough to make a business stand apart
from the competition. Great managers know how to maximize the potential of staff
members so businesses soar to success.
Ten top qualities
define a great manager:
qualities in others and help develop them.
Effective managers make the most of the talent available at the business. By
encouraging staff to do their best, everyone benefits. Personal achievements
contribute to a prospering business.
Create a team
environment with a positive vibe.
The power of positive thinking has been the topic of many business discussions
over the years. Satisfied team members who work together well create a
productive business atmosphere.
decisions and invite employee input.
A great manager balances definitive decisions with employee suggestions. They
take into consideration employee suggestions, along with the goals of the
company and then make a decision that benefits everyone.
View team members
as an asset and strive to make them happy and successful.
Talented team members are an asset to the company. Outstanding managers
encourage team members to strive for greater levels of success, realizing
happy staff members show greater loyalty.
provide explanations and have a long-term vision.
By offering explanations and direction, top notch managers build trust. They
share their long-term vision so everyone is on the same page.
the way they want to be treated.
Great managers always treat employees with respect and dignity, realizing they
get more from people who feel valued.
strengths and weaknesses.
Skilled managers are honest with themselves and others. They recognize their
own strengths and weaknesses, hiring people that complement them. They
continually work on these areas to maximize their abilities and make
effectively and build relationships.
Intelligent, clear communication is essential to get the most out of staff
members. Employees need to be able to talk to their managers and understand
what they need.
Willing to fight
for what is right and knowing if the battle is worth it.
Productive managers know how to pick their battles. They leave petty issues
behind, but are willing to fight for what is right and worth the effort.
Decisions are guided by the company values and mission.
feedback with healthy debate, knowing when to correct poor behavior.
Feedback and healthy debate help develop new business ideas. Managers
recognize the difference between positive input and poor behavior, encouraging
open communication for everyone.
Written for us by
our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC.
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An Exceptional Leader knows that it takes more than
operational effectiveness to succeed in a changing business environment.
Leaders need to see the current whole picture. Their thinking needs to be broad,
taking into consideration more than just their areas of day-to-day focus,
realizing that all aspects of the business are interdependent and
They then need to chart a multifaceted roadmap and make the changes needed to
achieve that desired future state.
* Are you stuck in the weeds of day-to-day demands?
* Does your schedule allow you to take the time to step back, think and plan? A
plan is not a plan unless it is put in writing.
* Do you look at your environment holistically, realizing that all four
quadrants need to be taken into consideration?
* Do you begin with the end in mind by articulating for yourself and others the
future you want to achieve?
* Do you bring others into collaboration to benefit from different ways of
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