A few spots further down in this forum, rbrace asks the question "What is the purpose of a manger?" That post fueled a thought I had already been wrestling with. I would love to hear some other thoughts on this.
What are the attributes of a good manager?
Here are a few of my thoughts...
- As I see it, regardless of industry, a manager's job is to get the highest amount of results from employees in the most efficient way possible.
- Gain these high results by setting high expectations, but at the same time finding the right balance between high performance and not stressing-out your directs. They need to enjoy their job in order to perform well.
- Holding people accountable. Once you fail to show that you will hold people accountable, you are opening the door a lot of problems with your directs. This can be different from one employee to the next. Simply asking a few questions of one direct will effectively work in holding them accountable, where systemic feedback may be required with another.
These are just a few of my initial thoughts. Agree, disagree? What am I missing?