Qualities of a great manager

We’re sure you’ve had numerous managers throughout your career. Maybe you’ve even hired a few! Some have been great, others mediocre, but what sets the good apart from the bad? It’s important, however, that you know what to look for in a great manager moving forward.

Attitude Means Everything

You know what they say, “A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier”. Hiring a manager with a good attitude is a great way to keep company culture positive. Keep your employee morale up with a manager who naturally inspires them to love their job.

Flexible & Accountable

Being the manager means that you get hit with all the unexpected emergencies. It lands on their shoulders to handle any and all crises that may arise. Having a manager who can be flexible, who you can count on, and who will help juggle any situation is a big asset.

Develop Great Talent

Part of being a great manager is developing the talent you manage. Helping to build and mold the next generation of your company is just as important as getting the current job done.

Love Company Culture

Company culture is set and maintained by those who lead. Be sure that your managers have not only bought in, but live and breathe your company culture. Without them, your teams will never live the culture you want.

Lead With Head & Heart

Staying focused is a talent most can’t claim, but one true sign of a great manager is that they have the ability to lead with their head and heart. Staying focused and using your their head to make decisions, but realizing that their heart has a place in management as well.

Get The Job Done

Are you ever worried your managers won’t get the job done? You have enough to worry about, you need the security of knowing that whatever you throw at your managers, they can and will handle it.

Effective, Not Productive

Productive and effective have two very different meanings. Just because someone is getting the job done and marking the check marks, doesn’t mean they are making effective use of your resources. Do your managers understand the difference?

As you can see, there are many qualities of a good manager, and these are only a small snippet of what we could say. The important thing to consider is that your manager has a greater impact on your business than you will ever think. Be sure you are hiring the right person for the job. What are some qualities you look for in a manager?

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