What skills and traits do you believe make a good manager? Do you think these sk

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  • What skills and traits do you believe make a good manager? Do you think these skills and traits are learned or innate, and why? Search the internet for an article that supports your position and post the link in your thread for fellow students to read.
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1. Communication. A manager with strong communication skills is able to instruct as well as he listens. Managers who can communicate effectively can process information and then relate it back to their teams clearly. Effective managers should be able to understand, decipher, and relate the organization's vision back to their employees in order to maintain productivity. Conversely, ineffective communicators will miss the point of what they’re being told, won’t be able to recognize the impact on their team, or will fail to share the message with their team.

2. Leadership. Leadership is a crucial attribute that many managers lack despite their job title. It is common practice for companies to promote employees who achieve the best individual results, but sometimes the best salesman doesn't make the best manager. True leaders are able to instill trust, provide direction, and delegate responsibility amongst team members.

3. Adaptability. The ability to adapt also contributes to a manager's effectiveness. When a manager is able to adjust quickly to unexpected circumstances, he is able to lead his team to adapt as well. Adaptability also means that a manager can think creatively and find new solutions to old problems.

4. Relationship building. Effective managers should strive to build personal relationships with their teams. Employees are more likely to exceed expectations when they trust their manager. When managers establish a relationship with employees, it builds trust and employees feel valued. Valued employees are more willing to get the job done right and apply extra effort when needed. 

5. Developing others. The best managers know when their employees need more development and how to ensure that those developmental opportunities are successful. Developing others involves cultivating each individual's talents and motivating them to channel their talents toward productivity. 

6. Developing themselves. Finally, an effective manager is aware of their own personal development. In order to successfully develop and lead others, managers must seek improvement in themselves. A manager who is willing to continue to grow and learn and use their natural talents to the best of their ability will be able to encourage the same behavior in employees. 

some of these skills are learned while others are innate.

follow the links below

https://www.packtpub.com/books/content/basic-skills-traits-and-competencies-manager

http://info.profilesinternational.com/profiles-employee-assessment-blog/bid/72086/6-Essential-Traits-of-Highly-Effective-Managers-Do-You-Have-Them


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