As the saying goes, people don't leave their jobs, they leave their bosses. So if you've been blessed with a teamful of rockstars, you should probably make sure your management style isn't making direct reports anxiously eye the door.
Pepperdine University put the following infographic together as a primer on how to be a good manager. Some of my favorite snippets of wisdom:
"Keep your sights on what's right -- not what you want right now."
"Accept changes as part of growth, and encourage employees to do the same"
"Celebrate success. Don't just say it -- show it!"
"Focus on inspiring your team rather than intimidating them."
Whether you've recently been appointed the head of a group or you've been a manager for 30 years, the graphic below is well worth a read.
What do you think it takes to be a good manager? Share your insights with us in the comments.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in July 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness and accuracy.
Originally published Jun 27, 2016 12:00:00 PM, updated June 15 2021