Are you a good manager?

Look at the following 4 statements, which one of them applies to you?

Statement 1

You drive through results and push the team for output. You have taken on the right people through the recruitment process and expect them to know what they are doing. You monitor results closely and correct them when they don’t achieve. The capable and willing people will do the best job and I am able to overcome resistance to achieve the goals.

Statement 2

You don’t really have time to check in with the team as you are busy yourself doing your day job. They know how to do their jobs to an acceptable standard, and you think they get the job done when required. You don’t have time to check, but someone will soon tell you if they are not delivering. If they complete the tasks, it’s not a problem for them to disappear and have the rest of the day to themselves.

Statement 3

You seek opinions but scout the way ahead expecting high standards from everyone in the team. You give positive and negative feedback and give clear explicit instruction. You are also able to delegate appropriately when you feel you have developed the team member to take on a task. You understand what makes them feel trusted and valued and you have an approachable consistent style

Statement 4

You build good friendly relationships with the team taking their needs into consideration. You are always giving positive feedback and don’t expect too much too soon. You provide immediate help and support when they make mistakes or things go wrong. You give them the benefit of the doubt and make sure everyone is settled before pushing the team too hard and too fast.

Can you match the above statements to the 4 quadrants below?
Which quadrant do you think is the best way to manage your team?

The Manager Questionnaire

Try the free ‘Underlying Belief’ questionnaire to do an MOT on your Management skills and find out what type of manager you currently are and which quadrant you may be managing your team in. When you receive your results you will be able to claim a free 15-minute consultation, no obligation necessary.

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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure the impact lasts in your absence.”

– Sheryl Sandberg