In order to be a good manager, naturally, you have to be a good leader. Taking up a managerial position is a huge responsibility, as managers are the most important pillars of an organization. Main workforce employees need someone to look up to, who can both guide and motivate them to get the job done – The ultimate and the most singular goal of a manager. If a manager leaves a positive impact on the rest, ensuring productivity and a friendly work environment, they are, by default, an effective leader.
But what is it that compels the employees to be positively influenced by managers? What separates a good manager from a “bad” one? While the definition of a good manager varies from organization to organization, here are the qualities that are shared by all effective managers:
A good leader is able to understand the feelings of the people working under them. While it is true that managers are supposed to think only for the betterment of the “business,” as long as they do not care for the employees, the business that they care so much about will not flourish. The secret to keep an organization on thriving mode is to be empathetic towards your employees i.e. to understand their position, ideas and needs.
A manager that confidently handles their duties naturally attracts their employees. The key then, is to send off good, strong vibes that tend to take over the people around you. And those vibes include taking up any challenge without breaking a sweat and remaining calm through tough times, to set an example for the workers that anything can be done with the right attitude and level of confidence.
- Good Communication
Great communication skills are a necessity in every walk of life. Being able to convey your plans clearly and concisely to the employees without them having the need to make second guesses or ask too many questions is proof that you possess excellent communicating skills. However, keeping things concise does not mean that you make them vague. Your goal should be to guide your employees wherever necessary, but also not to spoon-feed them everything, bringing their professional growth to a halt.
Never losing hope and striving to push forward no matter how bumpy the ride gets is the mark of a great leader. Optimism is a trait which only the best of managers possess. Optimism attracts people. If the manager breaks down and loses all hope, how can we expect the employees to get the job done? Instead, seeing their manager confidently take up the challenge and willing to lead their team towards success, is a great morale boost for the employees.