How to Be a Good Manager: 14 Data-Backed Tips [Infographic]

Emma Brudner
Emma Brudner





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.


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Editor's note: This post was originally published in July 2015 and has been updated for comprehensiveness and accuracy.

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