- 4 years ago
I’m glad you started this thread!
A good manager/leader from my experience:
– Is approachable but not so approachable that they are not respected.
– Consistent in their emotions/management style. There is nothing worse than not knowing where you stand from one day to the next.
– Makes eye contact when they talk to you. I feel like this is an easy way to spot a narcissist. I’ve had managers who would only talk to me ‘on the run’ or say something to me as they were leaving the room and not give me the chance to respond.
– Regularly checks in with you every couple of months to have a conversation about where you are at, and if you are not happy or things aren’t going well, then helps you develop strategies to get there. At the very least this makes you feel valued as an employee and as an individual.
– Doesn’t consistently leave early or promote ‘work/life balance’ and then doesn’t afford that luxury to employees.
– Provides both negative and positive feedback in a constructive way without a blaming attitude.
– Is never passive aggressive, but solution focused.
– Is consistently positive even when times get hard. I get this is tough. But a negative boss is not motivating for other employees.