Who is a good manager ?

by Ashvini on July 14, 2010 · 1 comment

in Managing Team effectively

If you have not read Who is a bad manager?, this is a response to that.

A good manager has following characteristics

  1. He leads from the front i.e. he has leadership skills

  2. A good manager is not scared of the crisis. He knows that he has a good team which can handle one. He places himself first in line of fire and inspires his team.

  3. He treats everyone with respect

  4. He knows the usefulness of treating everyone with respect. He knows that respect is reciprocated

  5. He doesn’t favor one person over the other.

  6. He is anti-favorite. He knows the importance of everyone in the team. He encourages different skill set so that team has an overall balanced skill set. That however does not mean he does not recognize star performers. Team is but higher than any individual for him.

  7. He uses ‘Carrot and Stick’ policy when necessary

  8. He knows that there will be cases of indiscipline and nonperformance sometimes. He knows sufficiently how to deal with them. He knows when to reward and when to punish an individual. He treats everyone professionally.

  9. He reserves the brickbats for himself while passes on the praises to his team

  10. A very important trait of the leader is to shield his team from some disastrous consequences. All the heroes in the history have taken the blame upon them for failures. However, if there are successes, he refuse to take the credit. He instead passes it to the team.

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Veronica Cervera November 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

How we all wish that we get to be handled by managers with the traits listed above. However, this is not always the case. It’s not that these managers are bad managers, there may be just times where the tasks and responsibility they handle are getting the best of them.

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