Monday, May 14, 2012

How Does Your Boss Stack Up? 8 Traits of Good Managers

While this article is not directly technology-related, given the dearth of good managers in the technology space, this article was too good to pass up.  This author highlights eight traits of effective managers.  For anybody who manages or seeks to manage, this is definitely worth the read.  Here are the eight traits, but read the article for the details behind each one.

1. Business is an ecosystem, not a battlefield
2. A company is a community, not a machine
3. Management is service, not control
4. My employees are my peers, not my children
5. Motivation comes from vision, not from fear
6. Change equals growth, not pain
7. Technology offers empowerment, not automation
8. Work should be fun, not mere toil

Read the article.

1 comment:

  1. What then does it mean to be an educator? Does it signify something different than the assigned job title? What I have learned through my work in higher education is that becoming an educator is not an automatic process. Everyone who is teaching adult students is not functioning as an engaging and highly effective educator. However, it is possible to learn how to educate rather than teach and that requires making a commitment to the profession.


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