For personal and professional growth as well as the progression of the organization, the importance of leadership and collaborative efforts must be stressed. According to keynote speaker Adam Christing, one of the fundamental traits which demonstrate exceptional leadership skills is the ability to communicate and form stable relationships.

A well respected survey conducted by Staffing Consultant Addison Group, one in three employees are of the opinion that a managerial title will advance their careers. Only 20% of millennials would contemplate resigning from a company that didn’t offer a managerial position despite the fact that they are more career driven.

Below, we will expound on the six most essential character traits of a good manager.

Forming And Maintaining Relationships Is Natural


The ability to develop relationships will probably be the most important soft skill for a Manager to have. To lead, you will need a team that will follow your guidance. No one will follow a leader who is incapable of building and maintaining relationships. You should be able to develop and maintain relationships with people of all creeds, races and, class.

With the advent of Social Media, there has been a global shift in the way we communicate. Fewer people are engaging in face to face interactions resulting in a spike in the number of people living secluded lives. A good manager will possess the ability to communicate his points, requirements, and objectives both on Social Media and in real life.

You Are Accommodative


According to Philip Wilson, president of the Labor Relations Institute, employees within an organization are more willing to remain loyal to a company and work through any disagreements which may arise, if their manager is cordial and open to discourse.

Public policy is an essential part of best business practices especially as it relates to compliance. Wilson mentioned that, in the long run, an inconsiderate manager would most likely fail.

You Have A Broad View Of How The Pieces Fit Together


Someone who can observe the pipeline from a bird’s eye view is likely to become more successful in comparison to someone who only focuses on the intricate details. Here’s what Laura Graves from Clark University has to say, “You must also have problem-solving and decision-making skills. You need skills in problem identification and analysis, and must be able to generate and evaluate solutions.”

You should also be able to decipher the importance of each role within the organization as well as how a change in one department may affect the overall success of the company. 

You Are A Critical Thinker


The most crucial role, responsibility, and objective of a manager is to formulate and execute plans and framework that will lead to growth.

Graves stressed the importance of having the ability to identify and analyze problems and solve them using sound decision-making techniques.

You Practice Humility

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A manager must have the understanding that he or she will not always know everything. He or she must be discerning of each member of the team and their contribution to the overall success of the company. Katina Sawyer assistant professor of psychology at Villanova University stressed the importance of leaving behind a better team.

You Are Results Driven


A good manager is someone who has demonstrated that he or she has specialized and excelled in a particular area. Mindy Mackenzie, author of The Courage Solution: The Power of Truth Telling with Your Boss, Peers, and Team explained that successful managers are not afraid to put in extra work in their own time in the interest of making meaningful contributions to the company