Attitude really is everything and great managers know that their energy and attitude sets the pace for the day. Whereas good managers walk up the stairs, great managers run up the stairs.
When you think about the best boss you’ve ever had, you likely credit them with at least some part of your personal career success—that’s how much they impacted your life.
An exceptional manager can see your natural potential through your perceived flaws, inspire confidence you never knew you had, and ultimately alter your life’s course for the better.
If you’ve recently found yourself at the helm of someone else’s budding career, chances are you want to do for them what your most memorable mentor did for you. Of course, learning how to manage someone else (or a team of young professionals) with that same ferocity is no easy feat.
It requires an entirely new set of skills, honing patience, diligence, and intuition.
What’s more, your personal success as a manager now depends on the success of others.
If you hope to motivate, inspire, and challenge your team in the same way your manager once did for you, consider Lifefulljoy`s list of habits of exceptional bosses, managers, and leaders:
1. They display their sense of humor.
2. Share their vision with the team.
3. Communicate that the organization is bigger than one person.
4. They understand that people have outside lives.
5. Celebrate when things go well.
6. They accept blame.
7. Share credit.
8. They know when to push harder and when to back off.
9. Act ethically and set high standards.
10. They lead by example.
Exceptional managers care about the future as much as they care about the present for both the business and the individual.