Self-Motivation: An effective manager cant motivate others if he or she cant self-motivate. Self-motivation, the ability to get yourself going, and take charge of whats next for you, is a vital personal characteristic for a manager. You have to keep yourself going — and motivate those who work with you.
Integrity: People trust a good manager because they know he or she has personal integrity. Workers need to know that you will fight for them, do what you say, and follow the rules.
Dependability/Reliability: As a person, you should be dependable and reliable. Your superiors, as well as your subordinates, need to know that you can be counted on. Others in the organization should be able to rely on you.
Optimism: Do you look to the future with hope? An optimistic attitude can help build morale in your employees. Your positive attitude can inspire others, and help them feel good about getting things done.
Confidence: Do you have confidence in yourself. You need to be able to make decisions in confidence, and show others that you are capable of making good decisions. Your confidence will rub off on others, and can be of benefit.
Calmness: As the manager, you cant afford to break down when the pressure is on. The ability to remain calm and do what needs to be done is essential in a good manager.
Flexibility: A certain amount of flexibility is needed by a manager, since he or she may need to adapt to changing situations.
Industry Knowledge: What do you know about the industry you are in? It helps understand your industry so that you can answer questions and perform your work more effectively. Workers may not need industry knowledge, but a manager should have some.
Know When to Delegate: An effective manager knows that some tasks need to be delegated. You should be able to identify workers who will do well, and give them tasks they can succeed at —...
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