Employee’s View of a Great Manager
Managing employees takes skill as well as a genuine respect for each individual on your team and what they offer to the success of your department. Where do you stand as a Great Manager?
How Do You Manage People Who Are Clearly Smarter Than You, Without Them Thinking You’re An Idiot? by Tom Yuin, Forbes.com
When I was 23, I was managed by a guy in his late 20s who I still consider even now to be the best boss I ever had.
At the time, I was considered one of the top technical people in my organization (it always made me shudder when people kept on calling me a wizard) and regarding technical skills, I could run circles around my manager.
Looking back, there were several reasons why despite being better than he was technically, I thought he was an amazing manager: read more
Great managers actively develop their skills each day. They are constantly viewing the results of their team and questioning how they can help each member be their best.
Why not close your day reviewing what worked and didn’t work, who needs your support and who needs to be recognized. If you handled a tough situation well, then give yourself recognition and feel good about your performance as a manager. Each day brings opportunity to grow.