As the business world evolves, successful managers need to evolve with it. It’s important for managers to be transparent, understand the latest technology and lead by example. But how does this information translate into action for successful managers? If you’re looking to improve your skills as a leader in your company, how do you get started? Here are the most important qualities of a successful manager to focus on for your own career.
- Removing roadblocks. A strong leader won’t rule by fear, though that was the way management was viewed at one time. Instead, a successful manager will work hard to remove roadblocks preventing their team from accomplishing their goals. Rather than bullying someone into finishing a project, find out what they need to make it easier to complete and provide those tools and that encouragement.
- Embracing technology. It’s so common in business for managers to be wary of technology, but that is exactly the opposite way to encourage productivity from your employees. Technology is here to stay whether we like it or not, so a strong manager will embrace it and learn what works best for their team.
- Leading by example. A good manager is also someone who leads by example. Rather than the old adage, “do as I say, not as I do,” successful managers do what they say and do the same things they expect out of their employees. When you lead by example, you encourage your team to follow and absorb information and mirror good habits.
- Embracing imperfection. We’re not saying you should release less-than-perfect work out in the world, but it’s important to understand not every step will be perfect or every corner polished. Embracing imperfection isn’t about the quality of work, but about the end result of the products or services being provided.
- Sharing information. Another aspect of a successful leader that’s important to employees is full transparency. They want to understand all aspects of what’s going on around them and how they fit into that puzzle. Managers who keep too much information close to their chest or provide things on a need-to-know basis end up creating exactly the wrong environment for their team.
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