What type of Manager are you?
Updated: Jul 19, 2020
There are many successful businesses out there, but behind every business is a manager that can make or break the organization. My clients often ask me if they have what it takes to be a manager, or if they are cut out for it at all. The thing is, there is not one type of manager that is successful. It's how you lead your team and stay consistent with the that leadership that makes the difference. Here are some different types of leadership styles to help you identify when or not you are cut out to be a manager.
GOOD LEADERSHIP QUALITIES
Develops loyalty and trust within each employee
Concerned with the happiness and longevity the employee has with the company
PRO: Creates loyal team mates with integrity
CON: Makes "firing" decisions difficult
Inspects the processes they expect
Concerned with the consistency and accuracy of each step
PRO: Creates a consistent customer experience
CON: Can be difficult to innovate and think outside of the box
Inspects the tangible results on a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis
Concerned about achieving the projected goals
PRO: Drives independence and accountability amongst team
CON: Will weed out the non-achievers quickly
POOR LEADERSHIP QUALITIES
Tick Tock "Lack of" Leadership
Everything has a deadline
Concerned with the timeliness of your actions and following orders
PRO: Creates urgency on projects and increases productivity
CON: Does not relate well with "people management"
Micro Detail "Lack of" Leadership
Concerned with what you do, how you do it, the words you say
PRO: You get the tangible result you manage to completion
CON: Slows down progression of the company and de-motivates your employees causing high turnover
Hands Off "Lack of" Leadership
Does not want to deal with the people, expects them to do the job they are hired for
Concerned with getting their own work done
PRO: Often time these leaders have an expertise in a certain area of the business
CON: Poor communication with the team leads to different processes across the organization
Action Item: Take a survey of the likes and dislikes of your team including your leadership style and where improvements can be made. 360 degree feedback fosters transparency and allowed for your employees to take ownership of their actions too.