Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Great Manager? Part 1

Naturally talented managers know how to encourage their employees to boost productivity levels, maximize sales, and keep customers coming back for more. You don’t have to be a seasoned pro to make a great manager. You simply have to know how to connect with your employees and build a solid team that wants the business to succeed.

Do you have what it takes to be a great manager? Let’s find out…

Talent Is The Driving Force Behind Productive, Proactive Managers

According to a recent Gallup report, companies that choose managers based on talent saw an average increase of 48% in profitability, as well as a 30% increase in employee engagement and a 22% increase in productivity. Simply put, being good at your job will inherently make you a better manager.

If you are considering hiring a manager to work for your company, consider someone with strong skills related to your industry. High-talent managers are more engaged in their workplaces than moderate- or limited-talent managers. Skilled managers often encourage their friends and families to use products from their places of work or shop at stores they are employed by, even on their off time. These men and women truly take pride in their workplaces, and it shows in their performance levels.

Great Managers Make Their Employees Strive To Be Better

Great managers aren’t tyrants – they’re cheerleaders. They have the ability to encourage their employees to do more and be better, without inheriting a “bossy” and overbearing reputation. By consistently motivating their team to achieve success, they boost the company’s profits and overall morale levels at the same time, and they encourage other employees to engage one another in the workplace.

Gallup reports that one in two employees have left their jobs at some point in time to get away from their managers. This is largely because of the way they were treated on a daily basis. Gallup estimates that disengaged managers cost the U.S. economy nearly $400 billion a year.

Let’s put this into perspective…

Think about a fast food restaurant you visited with horrendous service. Then think about an amazing experience you had in a similar restaurant. Chances are the employees are making the same money and the employers are pulling from the same applicant pool. The difference is the management in the establishment. A great manager can encourage a crew of minimum wage employees to take pride in their jobs and strive for perfection.

Is that something you could do?

Continue to Part 2