Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead
Reach office on time
Being punctual is a great personality trait which makes you successful in a short span of time. Ask your team members to reach office on time to avoid unnecessary late sittings. Late sittings do not indicate that an employee is hard working but reflect his/her poor time management skills.
As a manager, you need to be flexible in your approach. Be realistic. Don’t be surprised if your team member asks for a half day or a full day leave on his/her birthday. After all it is a special day for him. Do not stop him unless and until there is something really urgent at work.
They do not ‘dump’ work onto their staff but they delegate with a proactive thought process and when they delegate they ensure it’s empowering for staff members and helps them to grow, it’s not to ‘get another monkey off their back.’
Creativity is what separates competence from excellence. Creativity is the spark that propels projects forward and that captures peoples’ attention. Creativity is the ingredient that pulls the different pieces together into a cohesive whole, adding zest and appeal in the process.
Warmth and Competence
Research out of Harvard Business School found that the best leaders have two unique qualities: warmth and competence. They followed leaders from around the world and discovered that these two characteristics set the best bosses apart. Managers need both of these qualities to lead with their head and their heart.
If you don’t trust their character then nothing else really matters. There are many key attributes of a good manager that are derivatives of legitimate character and integrity. Managers that can’t be trusted are dangerous and, more often than not, end up being a cancer to the organization that is painful and costly to remove.