What are qualities of a successful manager?

**What are qualities of a successful manager?

A successful manager:

  • is empathetic towards the team members
  • is good at delegating tasks
  • takes responsibilities for successes and failures
  • has good technical and inter-personal skills

Good managers need to develop leadership skills. Most aware companies are looking for managers who can get a group of people to do more as a collective team than they can as individuals. You need to develop an empathy for people and an awareness of the work your team is completing that transcends friendship relationships; and can actually get stuff done.

Unfortunately, many people develop skills as workers that serve them well; that will not translate well into management.

While there are plenty of management training programs out there, I recommend you employ a leadership coach to help you prepare for and execute in a specific management role.