Discover how to recognize people with this rare talent!
1 in 10 people possess the management talent
Did you know that Gallup’s research revealed that about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage?
Though many people are endowed with some of the necessary traits, few have the unique combination of talent needed to help a team achieve excellence in a way that significantly improves a company’s performance.
How to recognize a great manager?
What makes a great manager? What are the traits and characteristics of a great manager?
Gallup has found that great managers have the following talents:
- They motivate and engage employees
- They drive outcomes and have the ability to overcome adversity
- They create a culture of clear accountability
- They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue and full transparency
- They make decisions based on productivity, not politics.
McKinsey surveyed 189,000 people in 81 diverse organizations around the world and found out that four kinds of behavior account for 89% of leadership effectiveness.
According to McKinsey, successful managers:
- Solve problems effectively
- Operate with a strong results orientation
- Seek different perspectives
- Support others.
Google also wanted to know what makes a manager great, so it conducted its own research and got some interesting results. Google identified 5 key behaviors of its best managers. According to Google, a great manager:
- Is a good coach
- Empowers the team and does not micromanage
- Creates an inclusive team environment, showing concern for success and well-being
- Is productive and results-oriented
- Is a good communicator – listens and shares information.
In short, great managers are able to naturally engage team members and customers and sustain a culture of high productivity.
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