Good managers are rare. Are you one?

HBR has a good write up based on a Gallup survey.

A Gallup survey identified five basic traits that make a good manager. Unfortunately it seems that only one person in 10 possesses them all, and companies fail to choose managers with the right talents 82% of the time

  1. They motivate every single employee to take action and engage them with a compelling mission and vision.
  2. They have the assertiveness to drive outcomes and the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
  3. They create a culture of clear accountability.
  4. They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency.
  5. They make decisions that are based on productivity, not politics

The conclude by saying:

For too long, companies have wasted time, energy, and resources hiring the wrong managers and then attempting to train them to be who they’re not. Nothing fixes the wrong pick.

I concur. Do you?

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