What does it take to be a good manager? The answer is somewhat simpler than you might think. Aaron Nurick, author of ‘The Good Enough Manager: The Making of a GEM’ asked a substantial sample of business professionals to describe the behaviours and ‘style’ of the best and worst managers they had.
These 4 points are guidelines for what to do as a manager:
- Embrace the role of teacher and mentor
- Get to know your employees as individuals
- Help employees find strengths they may not immediately see
- Allow the freedom to fail and learn from mistakes
Read Aaron’s full article ‘Good Enough Can Be Great’ for more detail, and to see the list of manager “don’ts”.
This post was originally published on 18 August, 2011.